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Colorado Life Trak

Colorado Life Trak, formerly known as Project Lifesaver, has been implemented by the Mesa County Sheriff's Office in an effort to provide enhanced support and assistance to Mesa County residents who are primary caregivers for an individual suffering from Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia disorder, as well as, families of children afflicted with Down syndrome, autism, traumatic brain injuries or cognitive impairments.

These individuals might be prone to wander away from home and become confused or lost. Colorado Life Trak allows for a proactive response by law enforcement if this happens. This not only saves time and manpower but also, gives caregivers and families peace of mind and reassurance that all possible resources will be utilized in the effort to locate and return their loved one home safely. Participants in the program wear a special wrist bracelet equipped with a small transmitter which emits a signal that law enforcement can track when someone goes missing. Search times have been reduced from days and hours, to minutes. Average recovery times are under 30 minutes.

 

How does Colorado Life Trak work?

  • The primary legal family member/caregiver completes and submits an enrollment application.
    Once the application has been submitted and approved, a program representative contacts the family member/caregiver to schedule home installation of the unit.
  • The Colorado Life Trak representative installs the unit and trains the family member/caregiver on how the unit and the program works.
  • The Colorado Life Trak representative develops a schedule and trains the family member/caregiver on doing routine maintenance.
  • When an individual is discovered to be missing, the family member/caregiver places a call immediately to a designated emergency number for Colorado Life Trak, and the tracking device unit and search procedures are activated to aid in locating the person.
 

The Transmitter!

The transmitter is a small circular radio device on a wristband, approximately the size of a wristwatch. The transmitters and wristbands are worn 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are difficult to remove without the appropriate tools. Caregivers will be required to test the transmitter daily by passing it over a small tester in the home. A Sheriff's Office member or representative will visit the participant's home monthly to change the wristband and battery as well as document any significant changes in behavior or personality that may affect a law enforcement search effort.

Project Lifesaver 

 

 

Participation Criteria

  • The enrollment application must be completed and submitted by the legal primary family member/caregiver for a relative with a physician-confirmed diagnosis.
  • The individual must reside in Mesa County in a private home residence with a primary caregiver.
 

Funding/Sponsoring

Colorado Life Trak program is funded in Mesa County and sponsored by the Grand Valley Law Enforcement Forfeiture Fund comprised of the Grand Junction Police Departerment, Mesa County Sheriff's Office, Palisade Police Department, Fruita Police Department, Colorado State Patrol and the 21st Judicial District Attorney's Office.

 

If you would like to speak with a Deputy about this program contact (970)244-3200


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