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Project Lifesaver

Sauk County Wisconsin Official Website

Project Lifesaver - A collaborative effort to help keep your loved one safe.

What does Project Lifesaver do?

The goal is to ensure that persons in this program who may become lost will be safely returned to their home and family. It is designed to assist in the tracking and locating of such persons in the event they were to leave their home unsupervised.

Who is eligible?

Sauk County residents who have been diagnosed with a condition which may cause them to wander away from their home. Some examples of these conditions are:

Alzheimer's Disease and other age-related dementias
Down Syndrome
Traumatic Brain Injury
Other conditions with wandering behavior patterns.

What are the benefits?

Families and caregivers live with an enormous amount of stress when their loved one suffers from a serious condition. The ability to quickly find them should they wander from home brings a comfort that no other method can provide.

Most who wander are found within a few miles from home, and search times have been reduced from hours to days to minutes. Average recovery times are 30 minutes. This is 95% less time than using standard operations. The ability to quickly and safely return a wandering person to their home provides the best possible result at minimal cost to taxpayers.