Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY – The Boro Park Shomrim Patrol – the renknowned civilian volunteer patrol that works closely with the Police Department to protect the safety of community residents – has developed something of a specialty in searching for lost people – from small children who innocently wander away from their parents’ care, to such aged Alzheimer’s patients who also wander off from their caregivers. Sometimes, the wanderers are neither small children nor elderly people, but teenagers, young or middle-aged adults afflicted with other conditions, such as Down’s syndrome or sever autism which likewise leave them unable to figure out how to get back home, or even ask for help, should they wander off.
But new state-of-the-art technology could help speed the recovery of such persons – if it is proactively deployed before the person wanders off.
The Shomrim have embarked on “Project Lifesaver” – an effort to convince families to equip their vulnerable elderly or younger Downs’ or autistic patients with a tracking device, worn like a standard watch, which send out a radio signal that the patrol can home in on. The results have been stunning.
The Shomrim urge every family that has an Alzheimer’s patient or a patient with any other of the medical conditions that could leave them lost and disoriented, to get in touch with the patrol NOW – before potential tragedy strikes.
To find out about “Project Lifesaver”, thus safeguarding the patient – and their own peace of mind. Please contact the Shomrim at 718-535-9027. [VIN]