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Applying for grant funds to help promote, educate, strengthen, and train to help bring the lost home and Reducing Injury and Death of Missing Individuals with Dementia and Developmental Disabilities

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $140,650)

The Metro Moore County Emergency Management (MMCEM) will utilized awarded funds to establish and operate a holistic, locally based, proactive program to locate or prevent the wandering of individuals with forms of dementia such as alzheimer's disease or developmental disabilities such as autism, who due to their condition, wander from safe environments. The proposed Bringing the Lost Home Project will assist local emergency personnel in improving the search performance for locating missing residents, especially these populations that have a high propensity to wander. The MMCEM plans to purchase the Bringing the Lost Home program from Scent Evidence K9. The Bringing the Lost Home Project utilizes non-restrictive interventions to prepare individuals and families and respond to individuals who have wandered from safe environments.

Date Created: September 27, 2023