The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office offers a FREE service for county residents who are caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease, autism, or other conditions that make them likely to wander away from caregivers, or who have difficulties communicating with rescuers. Project Lifesaver bracelets can help rescuers find a loved one who has wandered away.
To participate in the Project Lifesaver program, the prospective client must:
* Live within Brunswick County
* Be diagnosed by a certified physician as having Alzheimer’s disease, other dementia disorders, autism, Down’s syndrome, or similar disorders.
* Be known to wander away from caregiver.
Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Project Lifesaver team will give participants a plastic bracelet containing a waterproof radio transmitter. Each participant’s transmitter is assigned a radio frequency that is unique both to them and to their geographical area of the county. The bracelets may be worn on the client’s wrist or ankle.
If the client goes missing the caregiver should call 911 immediately. The Brunswick County Sheriff’s office will respond with a trained team to start a search along with other emergency resources.
For more information on the Project Lifesaver Program, or to sign someone up call the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.
Sgt. Bert Reaves (910) 253-2745
Deputy T.K. Nowell (910) 253-2708