Project Lifesaver

Project Lifesaver LogoA program that provides peace of mind to caregivers, aiding in the successful recovery of vulnerable adults and children with disabilities who wander off. 

Project Lifesaver utilizes a comprehensive, rapid-response search and rescue system which involves the use of proven and reliable locator equipment and trained search teams. Individuals enrolled in the program wear a wristband that emits an individually assigned FM radio frequency. If the wearer wanders off and is reported missing, local law enforcement agents will respond to the area the individual was last known to be in and begin the search using the mobile locator tracking system. In many cases, search time has been reduced from hours and days to minutes. 

Project Lifesaver of Portage County is open to any Portage County resident with a long term cognitive impairment (e.g. irreversible dementia, autism, Down syndrome), who is at high risk for wandering. To participate, applicants must meet eligibility requirements. 

Participants in the program pay a small monthly fee to cover program and equipment costs. Financial assistance may be available, if needed, to assist with the monthly cost.

For more information or to sign up, please contact:

Aging and Disability Resource Center of Portage County; 715-346-1401


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