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Tracking device looks after people with Alzheimer's, dementia or autism

PROJECT LIFESAVER

PROGRAM HELPS FIND RELATIVES WHO WANDER OFF

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office offers the Project Lifesaver Program countywide to families and caregivers of people with Alzheimer's, dementia or autism. These are people, who through the circumstances of their condition, often wander off.

For the cost of the equipment, Project Lifesaver provides transmitting bracelets to the client's family and tracking equipment to law enforcement so that a client who leaves can be tracked and returned.

There is no registration charge. Families and caregivers who register their client pay a one-time equipment fee of $300, which covers the cost of the bracelet transmitter and a supply of batteries and wristbands for a year. After the first year, a $70 fee covers additional batteries for a year.

For families and caregivers who can't afford the initial fee for the equipment, the sheriff's Forfeiture Fund makes donations to assist families whose needs will be assessed case by case. Businesses and citizens are encouraged to partner with the agency by donating to Project Lifesaver.

Registered clients and their photos will be kept in a database accessible to all Pinellas deputies. Endorsed by a number of other law enforcement agencies, Project Lifesaver has reduced the search time, and reduced the number of resources required for a successful search.

Registration for Project Lifesaver is by appointment. For an appointment or for more information, contact the Pinellas Sheriff's Project Lifesaver Program at (727) 582-6806.

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

Tracking device looks after people with Alzheimer's, dementia or autism 09/11/10 [Last modified: Saturday, September 11, 2010 4:30am]
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