The top of page one news story in today’s daily newspaper in Lancaster, PA, LNP – Always Lancaster, is all about Pennsylvania Link to Disability Resources partner, The Pilot Club of Lancaster, Inc. / Project Lifesaver®.
Click here to read the entire article: “Finding missing persons in Lancaster County to be helped by transmitter device.”
Frequently there are news stories that tell the tragic story of family members who wander away from their homes; from there frantic searches and alarms begin.
The Pilot Club of Lancaster’s Project Lifesaver® brochure states, “Project Lifesaver’s® mission is to use state of the art technology in assisting those who care for individuals with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Autism, Developmental Disorders, Down Syndrome, and other brain-related challenges. There are no boundaries – no one is immune!”
Now partnered with numerous law enforcement agencies in Lancaster County, The Project Lifesaver® program places personalized watch-like radio transmitter on the individuals who may wander away from the safety of their home. This transmitter assists caregivers and local emergency agencies in locating the individual. Local emergency teams respond to calls resulting in an average rescue time of less than 30 minutes. Project Lifesaver® is staffed and operated 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”
Project Lifesaver®’s national Website says: “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.”