Project Lifesaver

Project Lifesaver uses state of the art technology to find people with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory disorders who may wander. A person with dementia who wanders represents a critical emergency. They are often unaware of their situation. They may not call out for help and sometimes do not respond to people calling out to them.

The Project Lifesaver participant wears a battery-powered bracelet which emits a radio-tracking signal 24 hours a day and weighs about one ounce. The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office can respond rapidly in the event the participant wanders and is reported missing. The average rescue time is under 30 minutes.

For Seniors 60 & older to obtain an application, please call the Monmouth County Office on Aging at 732-308-3770 ext. 8780 and ask to be sent an application.  There is currently no charge for the bracelet.  We require that participants always wear the bracelet for it to be effective and only to remove it should they be hospitalized or going for a medical procedure where it could be removed and accidentally misplaced.

Project Lifesaver participants will be monitored by Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office personnel to ensure that the bracelet is well maintained and functioning properly.