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Project Lifesaver Comes To Putnam County

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 - 9:50 AM

Putnam County residents with relatives who suffer from conditions that cause them to wander off can sleep a little easier.  Sheriff Mike Chandler says his office is brining Project Lifesaver to the county.  The program helps keep track of people with Alzheimer's, autism, and dementia by using a wristwatch sized radio transmitter.  Project Lifesaver has trained deputies on how to use the equipment, how to communicate with people who wander off, and how to make sure caregivers know how to use the program.

Chandler says the program and equipment cost subscribers around $300 a year plus a monthly fee.  However he wants to make sure everyone who needs the bracelet gets one regardless of their ability to pay.  With that in mind the sheriff's office will take donations to help provide the potentially lifesaving equipment to those who need it most.

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