How Project Lifesaver Manitoba operates:

  • Your loved one is first identified as an elopement risk. This is based on an assessment by the Police agency having jurisdiction, legal caregivers, medical professionals and the Board of Directors of Project Lifesaver Manitoba.
  • They are then outfitted with a Personal Locator Unit (PLU) worn on their wrist or ankle.
  • If your loved one goes missing, you contact authorities as per the instructions received during your enrollment appointment.
  • Law enforcement and other public safety agencies are trained and certified on electronic search and rescue procedures by Project Lifesaver International.
  • Trained search and rescue teams use specialized Search and Rescue Receivers to track the radio signal being emitted from the Personal Locator Unit (PLU) on your loved one’s wrist or ankle.
  • Your loved one is located and returned to you safely.

What guarantee is there that Police agencies and/or Search and Rescue organizations using Project Lifesaver technology will locate my loved ones should they become missing?

We would like to say there is a 100% guarantee; however, there is no such thing, regardless of the technology or method utilized. The agency being dispatched cannot guarantee that resources will be available for dispatch when the Missing Person call is received. It must always be remembered you are dealing with people and each situation will be different. Project Lifesaver does have the most successful record in the world. This has been accomplished through a combination of training, methods, procedures and the latest technology which is tested often in real world situations.

The best protection is to have adequate supervision and security precautions in the clients residence. In the event a search is required trained personnel with the latest equipment available, respond and conduct these searches. The success record of this approach speaks for itself.

Project Lifesaver Manitoba client criteria:

  • Client must be accompanied by a caregiver 24 hours per day, 7 days per week;
  • The client cannot live alone;
  • The client is not involved in unescorted activities such as walks, shopping or medical appointments that would create increased opportunities for wandering;
  • The caregiver must provide alternate care if they are not able to supervise the client.
  • The client must be diagnosed by a qualified medical professional as having Alzheimer’s or other dementia, Autism, Down syndrome or other medical issues that can cause the client to wander and place them at risk.
  • Client must not operate a vehicle;
  • The client must have a history of wandering. In some cases clients that are a high risk of wandering that has been mitigated by effective supervision and home security measures may be accepted into the program.

We invite interested caregivers to view our client contract. Any questions can be directed to Project Lifesaver Manitoba.

All products are purchased in USD as the equipment used in this program comes from Project Lifesaver International in Virginia. Project Lifesaver Manitoba will strive to keep all client costs as low as possible, however, the prices are subject to change without notice.