If a potential client and caregiver cannot pay for the cost of the equipment and main tenance fee , and donations are not available to cover the costs, the applicant is placed on a waiting list until such time that funds are available.
Cape Coral Police Department
Equipment and supplies remain the prop erty of the Cape Coral Police Department Project Lifesaver Program. Upon departure of a client from the program equipment and supplies are returned, inspected, and reas signed as n eeded.
To become the premier law enforcement agency in Florida, striving to attain the highest level of safety for our commu nity.
How Do I Support Project Lifesaver?
To ensure the safety and well-being of our community through a partnership with our citizens.
If you would like to provide financial sup port for those individuals who cannot a fford a bracelet or the maintenance costs , please send your t ax-dedu ctible donation made pa yable to t he Cape Coral Community Fou ndation a nd mail to:
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Cape Coral P olice Department
Attn: Project Lifesaver Program
PO Box 150027
Cape Coral, FL 33915
For More I n form ation Contact: Cape Coral Police Department.
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Putting the needs of othe1's f irst.
Bringing Loved Ones Home
Building trust through adherence to the
highest standard s of mora l, ethical and legal conduct.
CITY OF CAPE CORAL
What is Project Lifesaver? Project Lifesaver is a program designed to track and locate individuals who wander and become lost. Those affected are the eld erly who are victims of Alzheimer's and De mentia, even to the young est in our community who are afflicted with Down syn drome and Au tism.
reliable, practical and is proven effective. Average location time using this system is less than 30 minutes.
What Is The Cost?
There are no boundaries, and no one is immune. Because wandering is such a common symp tom of Alzheimer's disease, anyone diag nosed with Alzheimer's or a related disorder is at risk of wandering at any time, includ ing when wandering has never been a prob lem in the past.
How Does Project Lifesaver Work? Project Lifesaver uses state of the art tech nology employing a wristband transmitter that emits a unique radio signal 24 hours a day to locate wandering and lost adults and children. If the person wanders, a call to 911 by the caregiver triggers a rapid response search by a trained team within the Cape Coral Po lice Department. Searchers use radio fre quency receivers to locate the audible trans mitter signal. Radio frequency tracking is
In response to a growing need to adopt the program, specifically for Cape Coral resi dents, the City applied for and received a grant from the Cape Coral Community Foundation and financial contributions from the Kiwanis Club, Gulf Coast Vil lage, Rotary Club, and private donors.
Members of the Project Lifesaver Team are specially trained, not only in the use of electronic tracking equipment, but also in their methods of communication with persons having Alzheimer's disease or related disorders.
The cost of the bracelet (which includes the transmitter, battery and band) is $ 300.00 and requires an additional $ 10.00 per month maintenance fee. The battery and band must be replaced monthly and the transmitter case must be replaced periodi
History of Project Lifesaver
To protect the investment and ensure that
the equipment functions correctly, every 30
days Project Lifesaver Team members check
the transmitter and the client battery/
transmitter tester. They review the care
giver's daily Project Lifesaver paperwork for
accuracy, update the client information, and
answer any ques..
tions the care
giver may have
at that time.
Project Lifesaver was established in 1999 as an initiative of the 43 rd Search and Rescue Company of the Chesapeake Sheriffs Office. The program was intro duced to Lee County in April 2006 through the Lee County Sheriff's Office.
Enrollment of a
client in Project
quires that the client and/or caregiver pay
for the use and maintenance of the transmit
ter equipment and supplies.
The Project Lifesaver Team knows how to approach a person, gain their trust and put them at ease for the trip home.
Published on Mar 16, 2012