Missing Alzheimer’s woman found through LA Found
A novel and important program in Los Angeles County unveiled by County Supervisor Janice Hahn, called L.A. Found, averted a tragedy, Oct. 9,, locating a missing 67-year-old Inglewood woman with Alzheimer’s who had disappeared a
A novel and important program in Los Angeles County unveiled by County Supervisor Janice Hahn, called L.A. Found, averted a tragedy, Oct. 9,, locating a missing 67-year-old Inglewood woman with Alzheimer’s who had disappeared a day earlier.
Missing 67-year-old Inglewood woman with Alzheimer’s found safe by through L.A. Found
LOS ANGELES (MNS) — A missing 67-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s has been found safe thanks to the County’s L.A. Found program.
Bobbie Fisher, an Inglewood resident, was reported missing by her family Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m., after being gone for several hours. In September of this year, Fisher’s family enrolled her in LA County’s L.A. Found program which supplied her with a Project Lifesaver bracelet so that the Sheriff’s department could track her location if she went missing.
A LA County Sheriff’s Department Mental Evaluation Team responded to the scene and used a Project Lifesaver receiver to track her bracelet’s location to 304 E. Spruce Ave, approximately 2.5 miles from her home. She was found safe at 9:50 p.m., Oct. 9 in the evening and reunited with her family.
“Thanks to L.A. Found and the quick action of our LA County Sheriff’s deputies, Ms. Fisher was safely reunited with her family,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn, who championed the creation of L.A. Found. “Since launching LA Found, I have spoken to caregivers across the County who worry constantly about what might happen if their loved one wanders away and goes missing.
“This program works—if you have loved one who suffers from Alzheimer’s, dementia, or autism, I encourage you to learn more about L.A. Found and see if a trackable bracelet is right for your family,” Hahn said.
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, whose second district includes Inglewood, agreed. “LA Found is more than a technological innovation – it’s a potential lifesaver for people living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other cognitive impairments,” he said. “This initially frightening situation ended on a happy note, with Ms. Fisher being reunified with her family, thanks to L.A. Found.”
To learn more about L.A. Found visit https://lafound.lacounty.gov/
Metropolis News Service.