A LOOK AHEAD: Project Lifesaver

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 1, 2008

It is a caregiver’s worst nightmare: an elderly person, perhaps suffering from Alzheimer’s or a disability, wanders away, unable to find his or her way back home.

Soon, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office will join a nationwide program aimed at finding such people.

It is called Project Lifesaver. Participants receive a bracelet that can transmit an electronic signal. Should the person with the bracelet wander away from home, trained personnel will go to the area where the missing party was last seen and locate them with hand-held devices that can pick up the signal from the bracelet.

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For more of this article see Wednesday’s edition of The Ironton Tribune.