L.A. Found

L.A. Found
Posted on 06/10/2019

Wandering is a common problem associated with Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Autism. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 60% of people with dementia will wander at some point while a study by the Interactive Autism Network found that 49% of children with autism will engage in wandering behavior. While the clear majority of these individuals are recovered, wandering cases can end in tragedy.

In February 2018, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the Bringing Our Loved Ones Home Initiative (now known as L.A. Found), a groundbreaking countywide initiative to help locate individuals with Alzhemer’s dementia or Autism who wander.

As the focus of the L.A. Found initiative, Project Lifesaver provides a voluntary system of trackable bracelets for at-risk individuals.

The Project Lifesaver bracelet is not under constant monitoring. However, when an individual wearing a Project Lifesaver bracelet goes missing, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deploys a specially equipped team to assist with search and rescue. Weather permitting, the Sheriff’s Department can also deploy helicopter-mounted receivers to assist the ground search team to help expedite locating the missing person.

Learn more at www.lafound.com

LA Found Brochure- English
LA Found Brochure-Spanish

LA Found Application