Project Lifesaver is about people and partnerships. The focus is on communities where law enforcement, civic groups, local business and caregivers join in developing and strengthening all aspects of the program including rescues, education and especially fundraising so that families in financial need can have the protection, and peace of mind.
Bureau of Justice Assistance
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP), disseminates state-of-the-art knowledge and practices across America’s justice systems and provides grants at the national, state, local, and tribal level to fund the implementation of a wide-variety of crime-prevention and crime-fighting strategies. BJA provides proven leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to make our nation’s communities safer.
Navy SEAL Museum, Fort Pierce, Florida
Project Lifesaver supports the Navy SEAL Museum and its mission to provide the history of the SEAL’s and their contribution to the security of this great nation! Visit http://www.navysealmuseum.org/ for more information or to plan a visit to the museum.
Project Lifesaver is proud to announce a partnership with Autism Speaks in helping to increase awareness on the wandering and elopement behavior associated with loved ones on the Autism Spectrum. In January of 2015, Autism Speaks awarded a grant to PLI to help expand the mission of safety and protection for loved ones and help bring the program to more communities.
For more information on our partnership with Autism Speaks visit www.autismpseaks.org
“Using the Project Lifesaver location device with aviation assets will extend search areas from approximately one and a half miles to well over seven miles,” said Gene Saunders, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Project Lifesaver International. “Integrating Lockheed Martin’s Indago with the Project Lifesaver capability is a game changer for Project Lifesaver agencies because it offers an affordable alternative to manned aviation assets and can be used by any first responder agency.”
Read more about the partnership between Project Lifesaver and Lockheed Martin, read full press release.
Take Me Home
“Take Me Home is a database developed by the Pensacola Police Department for people who may need special assistance if they are alone or in times of emergency. This kind of assistance may be required if the person is unable to speak or properly identify themselves, or if they become disoriented or act in a manner that could be misinterpreted by first responders. The system includes a current digital picture, demographic information and caregiver contacts. If a person in the Take Me Home system is encountered by a police officer, the officer can query the Take Me Home system, searching by name or by the person’s physical description. Once the individual’s Take Me Home record has been located the officer has the information at hand to appropriately assist the person.”
For more information click on this brochure about the Take Me Home Program Click Here, TMHBroch
Biography Based Care ®
Project Lifesaver and Biography Based Care® are joining forces to broaden the reach of Alzheimer’s/dementia training for first responders. Having public safety agencies trained in working with Alzheimer’s/dementia patients will protect not only the patient, but also the first responders and their agency.
Biography Based Care® is owned and managed by “When Caring Takes Courage; An Interactive and Compassionate Guide for Alzheimer’s Caregivers” author, Mara Botonis. She has been leading the way in specialized Alzheimer’s/dementia awareness training for more than 25 years. Mara has worked closely with both executive management and operators in the field within the senior housing industry nationwide providing analysis, training, coaching, and ongoing support in the establishment and innovation of effective person-centered care and customer programs. Mara’s specific area of specialty revolves around support for persons and caregivers impacted by Alzheimer’s/dementia and providing specialized Alzheimer’s/dementia awareness training to Law Enforcement, Fire Rescue, Healthcare Professionals, and Caregivers.
Whether you need information about Alzheimer’s/Dementia care giving, engaging activity ideas or “at a glance” tips and tools, Biography Based Care has all the Alzheimer’s care giving resources you need to be successful. With more than 25 years of experience, we pride ourselves on helping caregivers enhance the quality of life for individuals with Alzheimer’s/Dementia and themselves.
To learn more about Mara and Biography Based Care® visit: http://www.whencaringtakescourage.com/or https://plus.google.com/111486989493148161474/about/p/pub
PLI is working with Pulsivision on the development of V.A.P.
What is V.A.P.?
The Vital Aqua Protect System (V.A.P.) for fun and safety in the water
The solution: The Vital Aqua Protect System (V.A.P.)
The Vital Aqua Protect System (V.A.P.) swimsuit has 3 life-saving functions:
1. Immediate detection of an emergency situation (both sinking as well as certain physiological parameters).
2. The drowning person is brought into a safe position at the water’s surface by means of buoyancy aids
which facilitate unrestricted breathing.
3. Simultaneous transmission of emergency and location signals for recovery and rescue.
Safe fun without restrictions design specifications are only restricted slightly.
The swimsuit differs only slightly from traditional swimwear.
Please see our website for more information www.pulsivision.de!
SeniorAdvisor.com is the premier consumer ratings and reviews site for senior living communities nationwide. Providing easy access to the information families need when making a senior living decision, SeniorAdvisor.com features user-generated reviews from seniors and their loved ones regarding communities and caregivers across the country. Additionally, the site includes the complete directory (more than 100,000 listings) of senior housing options for all 50 states.
Scott Heckert Racing
Scott Heckert developed a deep passion at the young age of 8-years-old when he began racing go-karts at the Norwalk Karting Association where he secured many wins and two championships. This was just the beginning of great things to come for Heckert.
In the next few months Heckert will be racing to help raise awareness for Project Lifesaver a 501 (C) (3) a non-profit organization that bridges the technological gap for “at risk” populations and public safety agencies. We provide police, fire/rescue and other first responders with a comprehensive program including equipment and training to quickly locate and rescue “at risk” individuals with cognitive disorders who are at constant risk to the life threatening behavior of wandering including those with Alzheimer’s disease, Autism, and Down syndrome.
Heckert’s Aunt, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, is enrolled in the Project Lifesaver program. Throughout the course of this racing season his #34 Project Lifesaver Chevy is decorated with the Project Lifesaver name and logo in order to raise awareness of the Project Lifesaver program.
Follow Scott throughout the season at http://www.scottheckert.com/ and “Like” him on his Facebook page to keep up with his latest race at keyword: Scott Heckert Racing.
Safely Back Home
Safely Back Home is an innovative program in partnership with Project Lifesaver International that provides additional peace of mind to families and caregivers of people who wander. The SBH patent pending process uses ID information imprinted on personal garments to be conveyed to the local Project Lifesaver 24-hour phone contact, secure database and rescue operation.
Safely Back Home Brochure, Click to enlarge to read.
Virginia Airborne Search & Rescue Squad
Project Lifesaver is proud to announce affiliation with the Virginia Airborne Search and Rescue Squad as a primary Airborne Electronic Search and Rescue Certification Center available to law enforcement agencies from around the nation and globe. Headquartered at the Manassas Regional Airport agencies will be able to become Certified Project Lifesaver Airborne Electronic Search Specialists through this partnership in “flying to save lives”.
Please call the Project Lifesaver International Headquarters in Chesapeake, VA for more information at 1-877-580-LIFE.
AgingCare.com is a free nationwide online community that connects people caring for elderly parents to other caregivers, personalized information, and local resources.
To provide practical advice, dependable information, and support to its audience, AgingCare.com has created a powerful knowledge culture unlike any other—one where a thoughtful community of elder care experts and caregivers share ideas and deliver useful, reliable content. AgingCare.com was born out of the realization that there was no centralized resource for information on managing care for elderly parents. By providing a comfortable setting for caregivers, AgingCare.com has become the trusted resource for exchanging ideas, sharing conversations and finding credible information for those seeking elder care solutions.
Alzheimers Foundation of America
The mission of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is “to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families-through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life.” The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) was founded by a consortium of organizations to fill the gap that existed on a national level to assure quality of care and excellence in service to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses, and to their caregivers and families.
Our focus is “Helping more people today than we did yesterday.”
AFA unites more than 2,300 member organizations from coast-to-coast that are dedicated to meeting the educational, social, emotional and practical needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses, and their caregivers and families. Under AFA’s umbrella, these organizations collaborate on education, resources, best practices and advocacy —all resulting in better care for people affected by the disease.
Virginia’s Sheriffs Association
The Virginia Sheriffs’ Association (VSA) gives a voice to Virginia sheriffs and deputies. Working on many levels and in cooperation with the various segments of the criminal justice system and state government, VSA guarantees unfailing representation for sheriffs and deputies throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Autism RadioTM is a Non Profit Organization that is committed to making a difference in the Autism Community. Our Mission is to improve the lives of the individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their friends and families, who struggle to understand, treat, care for, and help find a cure for their loved one.
Autism RadioTM is dedicated to raising public awareness about Autism, and helping individuals, families, and society cope with struggles of this disorder. Our mission is to raise funds and distribute them to families in need who are dealing with the Autism Spectrum Disorder. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals
Hope Saves The DayTM is a multimedia interactive open forum dealing with Autism broad casted internationally. We intend to provide information to the public about autism and related topics and provide an interactive network for the community.
Unicorn Children’s Foundation
Unicorn Children’s Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and young adults with neuro-diverse disorders and hidden abilities, such as attention deficit hyperactive disorder, Asperger’s, autism, bipolar, dyslexia and other learning disorders. We seek to ensure a future where these individuals have every opportunity to lead productive and fulfilling lives through the support of education, awareness, and research programs.
National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners
The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, LLC was formed in 2001 by a group of professionals with varying work and personal experiences in the field of dementia care. Their backgrounds include Nursing, Regional Managers, Geriatric Care Managers, Psychiatry, Dementia Unit Managers, Alzheimer’s and related Dementia Care Specialist, Alzheimer’s Educators, Dementia Educators, Activity Professionals, Therapeutic Recreation, Social Services, Therapist, Pharmacists, Alzheimer’s Care Specialist, Long Term Care Administration, Elder Law, and Home Care Administration. The Council was formed to promote standards of excellence in dementia and Alzheimer’s education to professionals and other caregivers who provide services to Dementia clients.
As the number of dementia cases continues to increase nationally and worldwide, there is a great necessity to insure that care givers and First Responders are well trained to provide appropriate, competent, and sensitive direct care and support for the dementia patient and family. The goal of the Council is to develop and encourage comprehensive standards of excellence in the health care profession and delivery of dementia care. NCCDP is committed to providing quality Alzheimer’s Training and Dementia Training program and dementia certification to healthcare professionals & First Responders. Certifications are the CFRDT Certified First Responder Dementia Trainer, CDP Certified Dementia Practitioner, CDCM Certified Dementia Care Manager and Certified Alzheimer’s and Dementia Trainer.
As Project Lifesaver and Pilot International have similar missions, the protection of those with brain conditions, they have decided to join together to better serve their communities. The organizations will work together to promote the safety of these suffering these disorders by the establishment of Project Lifesaver in areas not currently offering the program.
Another example of partnering to better serve our communities. http://www.pilotinternational.org
Council for Autism and Neurodiversity
The Council for Autism and Neurodiversity (CAN) is concerned for the safety, support, acceptance and protection of all people with different abilities. They are proudly supporting and vigorously encouraging the implementation of Project Lifesaver International in communities throughout the world. Together, CAN and Project Lifesaver International can ensure safer, happier and healthier lives for people of all abilities.
National Sheriff’s Association – The Partnership with Law Enforcement
Project Lifesaver saves lives and further serves the community by significantly reducing the need for extensive search and rescue operations that are extremely costly in terms of human and financial resources. Searches for wandering individuals that have taken days and scores of searchers can be successfully concluded in less than an hour if Project Lifesaver is available in the community. This partnership and the program’s effectiveness and reliability has earned Project Lifesaver the endorsement of the National Sheriff’s Association.