Nash County Project Lifesaver

Response Program

Project Lifesaver
 Project Lifesaver is a rapid response program that is designed for "at risk" individuals who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering. We serve both children and adults that may wander due to a cognitive condition such as Dementia, Alzheimer's, Autism or Down Syndrome.

Tracking Bracelet

Members enrolled in the program wear a bracelet that contains a battery-operated transmitter that emits a tracking signal. If the member wanders away, the caregiver notifies 9-1-1. A search and rescue team goes to the wanderer's area and uses a mobile receiver to pick up the member's signal, thus locating the person.


Any child or adult who meets all the following requirements:
  • Lives in Nash County
  • Has a medically diagnosed cognitive impairment that makes them prone to wander
  • Has wandered away from a caregiver in the past
  • Has a caregiver who will check the battery every day and keep a daily log
  • Will wear the bracelet at all times


There is no cost for the families! Donations are accepted.

Program Partners

  • Recreation and Senior Services
  • Emergency Management
  • Sheriff's Office
  • Luke Lumley Exceptional Children's Charity, Inc.

Contact Information

For additional information, contact Ashley Winstead, Aging Services Supervisor, at 252-459-1365.