Project Lifesaver to Thank for Locating Lost 77-Year-Old in Manahawkin



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Many thanks to Venture Lifesaver, a 77-calendar year-outdated guy with Alzheimer’s and dementia has been located and returned to safety. On Friday, Feb. 19, the guy wandered off in the vicinity of Jennings Highway in Manahawkin all over 7 p.m. Luckily for us he was carrying a Task Lifesaver bracelet, a wristband monitoring system, which enabled Ocean County Sheriff Officers Edgar Lenkauskus (Badge #224) and Mike Schumann (Badge #227) to obtain him close to a creek somewhere around 100 feet into the woods, unable to discover his way out. Owing to the extraordinary cold, he was evaluated by Stafford EMS and then taken house.
Challenge Lifesaver is a national program administered by means of the Ocean County Sheriff’s Place of work, developed to identify misplaced people today of all ages who have Alzheimer’s, Down syndrome, autism or other cognitive situations. A wristband, customized with its very own specific radio frequency, emits a tracking signal, and officers are properly trained and licensed by the nationwide Job Lifesaver organization to function the specialised monitoring tools used in queries. Officers are experienced in acquiring techniques of interaction and developing a rapport with the purchasers and caregivers prior to a research-and-rescue crisis. Task Lifesaver strongly supports and encourages a worthwhile romance concerning officer, client and caregiver.
“Thankfully, this was a ideal example of how doing the job together will save life,” according to Stafford Law enforcement, referring to the effectiveness of Undertaking Lifesaver’s know-how and partnerships concerning the Stafford Township PD and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Business. The Stafford PD at first responded to the get in touch with that the man was lacking ahead of county officers arrived. For family members who have a cherished a person donning the bracelet, the proper detail to do if they’re missing is to get in touch with 911.
Given that 2002, the Ocean County Sheriff’s Business office has been a part of the Venture Lifesaver outreach method, an critical general public company that alleviates the strain put on the caregivers and, as a complete, has rescued a total 3,763 people today to date.
Ocean County’s Task Lifesaver application at present serves 90 purchasers, the greater part of whom are Alzheimer’s people, in accordance to the sheriff’s office, and is out there to all Ocean County people. “In quite a few instances, the missing purchasers are unaware of their environment and unable to react to other people who call out for them. This software is intended to reduce the look for time to mere minutes and return them safely and securely to their caregivers.”
The procedure commences with a telephone screening of the accountable caregiver. The client have to not live by yourself or run a car and ought to be accompanied by a caregiver 24/7 and have a historical past of wandering. If eligible, an officer follows up with an in-dwelling evaluation and fits the customer with a individual wristband to be purchased by the caregiver.
To implement for the support, complete and submit a request for a assistance type either by fax at 732-349-1909, or by emailing ocsheriffsoffice@co.ocean.nj.us. For additional information, phone June Farrington at 732-557-4427, Monday via Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  —V.F.

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