What we do
The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, autism, and other related conditions or disorders.
The task of searching for wandering or lost individuals with Alzheimer’s, autism, Down syndrome, dementia or other cognitive conditions is a growing and serious responsibility. Without effective procedures and equipment, searches can involve multiple agencies, hundreds of officers, countless man hours and thousands of dollars. More importantly, because time is of the essence, every minute lost increases the risk of a tragic outcome.
Working hand in hand with trained public safety agencies, Project Lifesaver International (PLI) will help you save time, money and most importantly, your loved ones.
How it works
Citizens enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a small personal transmitter around the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized tracking signal. If an enrolled client goes missing, the caregiver notifies their local Project Lifesaver agency, and a trained emergency team responds to the wanderer’s area. Most who wander are found within a few miles from home, and search times have been reduced from hours and days to minutes. Recovery times for PLI clients average 30 minutes — 95% less time than standard operations.
You may be asking “Now all this sounds nice but how do I sign up and how much does it cost?”
We have two different plans available now to acquire a bracelet for your loved one.
- A one time purchase of $300.00 which will cover one year of batteries and bracelets, after that $10.00 a month will cover the cost of your membership.
- A $20.00 lease to own plan, which after 24 months you will own your transmitter, like above you will be responsible for a $10.00 a month membership fee.
Your $10.00 a month fee covers our cost for battery replacement and band replacement. You will not have to worry about changing the battery yourself, a Firefighter will arrive once a month to ensure the battery replacement is completed. You will be provided with test equipment to perform a daily check of your loved ones bracelet.
Currently, over 1,400 member agencies in 48 states participate in the program—police, sheriff, fire, public safety departments and other emergency responders. The method relies on proven radio technology and specially trained search and rescue teams. Citizens enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a small transmitter on the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized tracking signal. If an enrolled client goes missing, the caregiver notifies their local Project Lifesaver agency, and a trained emergency team responds to the wanderer’s area. Most who wander are found within a few miles from home, and search times have been reduced from hours and days to minutes. Recovery times for PLI clients average 30 minutes — 95% less time than standard operations.
Citizens, municipalities and local Alzheimer’s groups have tried to speed the rescue operation by creating registries and Silver Alert programs that provide first responders with identification information, physical descriptions and photographs of registrants. While this is a step in the right direction, the identification bracelets worn by the registrants in these programs can only facilitate the rapid return of the individual once they are found. This does not consider whether the person was found alive.
Project Lifesaver International (PLI) was founded by public safety officers themselves to bring about a solution that facilitates not just the speedy return of wanderers to their families upon being found but the actual rapid location of the wanderers themselves — a strategy that greatly increases the chance that the wanderer will be found alive.
One Time Purchase
- One time purchase.
- Covers first year of batteries and bracelet.
- $10 per month after first year covers batteries and bracelet replacements.
Lease to Own24 Month Plan
- $20 per month for 24 months.
- Client owns Transmitter after lease period.
- $10 per month membership fee after lease period to cover batteries and bands.