Project Care Track
Working together to bring loved ones home
The Project Care Track information line is 425.388.3825 (for emergencies, call 911)
The Alzheimer’s Association of western Washington endorses and supports Project Care Track. We recognize that this new technology will provide an important safety net for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias in our community.
Project Care Track gratefully recognizes the following for their support:
- The Tulalip Tribes
- Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Volunteers
- The Larry Jubie family
- Hazel Arbuckle
- The Caregiver Network
Project Care Track has teamed with the following organizations to provide support services for the caregivers in our community:
Sponsored by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office through Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue.
Letter from SCSO
The tendency to wander is prevalent among people that are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. People with Downs syndrome, Autism and traumatic brain injury also exhibit this tendency.
A lost person with Alzheimer’s or a related illness or injury represents a critical medical emergency. It is estimated that 59% of people with these illnesses will wander and become lost.
An elderly patient left outside for more than 24 hours will have their survival rate cut in half. Efforts to intervene and locate them to prevent a tragedy are often frustrated by the patient’s inability or unwillingness to communicate with rescuers. Traditional search methods rely on the ability of the lost person to respond to the calls of the searchers. Project Care Track is designed to give an “electronic” voice to those who can’t communicate. It becomes the life link to the patient and allows the search to end quickly and successful in many cases. It is the safety net that can give a caregiver great peace of mind.
Each client wears a one ounce electronic bracelet that emits a unique radio signal around the clock, 24 hours a day. When needed, a call to 911 brings a unique highly trained and experienced team that can track the radio signal and who has special training in working with patients who are struggling with these illnesses and conditions.
Need a safety net? If you have a loved one or know an acquaintance or care provider who could benefit from involvement in Project Care Track, please contact:
Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office
Information Line: 425.388.3825
Volunteer Director: 425.388.3082
We will be glad to answer your questions related to enrollment and fees.
Project Care Track is administered and funded through Snohomish County Search and Rescue, a non-profit organization.
Donations are needed to supply bracelets and support for those that do not have the financial resources to participate but need to be protected. Call our information line at 425.388.3825 to find out how you or your organization can become involved in our one-on-one sponsorship program.
Donations are tax deductible and can be sent to:
Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office – Project Care Track
M/S 606 3000 Rockefeller
Everett, Washington 98201
Project Care Track is a collaborative effort of the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Snohomish County Search and Rescue and the Sheriff’s Volunteers; joining their resources to provide a comprehensive safety net for the most vulnerable citizens in our community.