Project lifesaver Caledon helps families to protect members who may wander, typically individuals living with Alzheimer ’s disease, Autism, Down Syndrome, acquired brain injury or other kinds of cognitive impairment.
These individuals can be equipped with a one-ounce wrist-transmitter which sends a radio signal that can be tracked up to a 2 kilometer radius. The system operates 24-7, 365 days a year.
When notified by caregivers that an individual is missing, specially trained police officers use mobile tracking equipment to find them.
It is a simple application process:
- Applicants are screened to confirm they meet Project Lifesaver criteria.
- Information is provided to applicants about the program and the equipment.
- Applicants are registered into the program.
- Participants must live in Caledon. Participants who move from this area will have to withdraw from the program.
- This program applies to people with a history of wandering or who have been deemed by a physician as someone that may wander due to cognitive disability or impairment.
- There is an initial charge of $400 to lease the transmitter; however, a subsidy may be available for low income participants.
- There is a $10 monthly fee for transmitter batteries.
- Participants must understand and agree that radio-locating technology used in this project is not intended as a substitute for responsible childcare or caregiver practices.
Project Lifesaver Caledon helps us quickly locate vulnerable children, adults and seniors in the Caledon area who may wander due to a cognitive disability or impairment, such as Alzheimer's, Autism, Down Syndrome, brain injury or other kinds of impairment.
Those at risk of wandering wear a one-ounce transmitter on the wrist or ankle that emits a constant pulsating radio tracking signal that can be tracked up to a 2km radius. When the caregiver discovers that their family member is missing, they call the police.
Police personnel, specially trained by Project Lifesaver International, respond with a mobile locator tracking system that locates the missing person. The signal is tracked on the ground or in the air, reducing search times significantly. The system operates 24/7, 365 days a year.
If you care for someone at risk of wandering, contact the Caledon Meals on Wheels Project Lifesaver Coordinator at 905-857-7651 or email@example.com
Caledon Meals on Wheels
CMHA Peel Dufferin
Posted by Ontario Provincial Police – Central Region on Thursday, March 4, 2021
For more information, contact:
Project Lifesaver Coordinator at 905-857-7651, ext. 22
Project Lifesaver Caledon is a partnership between Caledon Meals on Wheels and O.P.P. Caledon Detachment