EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is also looking for candidates for a life-saving program.
Do you know someone who tends to wander? Perhaps a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease? You may qualify for Project Lifesaver.
John Miller with Lane County Search and Rescue joined us on KEZI 9 News Midday to talk more about the program. Project Lifesaver is a nationwide program that utilizes technology to assist families in locating adults who wander due to autism and Alzheimer’s. The program utilizes a small transmitter on a bracelet which can be attached to the wrist or ankle. If a participant goes missing, the caregiver can call police.
Project Lifesaver say participants who go missing are found 95 percent faster than those who go missing without the radio frequency technology.
The Project Lifesaver program was established locally six years ago with a grant provided by SELCO Credit Union.
Click here for more information. You can also contact John Miller, Lane County Search and Rescue Coordinator at (541) 682-4369 for more information.