Project Lifesaver places personalized radio transmitters (bracelet) on identified persons who may wander away from the safety of their homes, most often seniors and Alzheimer’s patients, but also autistic children. These transmitters assist caregivers and law enforcement in locating those who cannot help themselves. The transmitters are worn as a bracelet and are available in different materials and strengths as needed. Monthly battery changes are conducted by specially trained volunteer program personnel. Tracking of wandering patients is done with members of all the surrounding rescue organizations and also trained volunteers.
We have received grant monies for the tracking and rescue receivers, but the tracking bracelets were purchased at a cost of $275 - $300 each, and in addition battery purchases will be an ongoing expense. This project is not funded from the Loudon County budget or through the Sheriff’s Department, but is instead funded through grants and donations so that bracelets may be provided at no cost to the families.
Project Lifesaver is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.