Colorado Senate Bill 187 was passed as part of the 2022 Legislative Session. The bill provides assistance to programs that work to attempt to locate persons who wander, and, in connection therewith, restructuring a grant program that assists local governments or their designees in locating persons with medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, autism, brain injury, or developmental, cognitive, neurological, or chromosomal disorders that may cause them to wander.
If your loved one is lost, call 911.
The Wanderer Recovery Program is only for people who have a mental disability creating the tendency to wander, such as Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, autism, brain injury, or developmental, cognitive, neurological, or chromosomal disorders.
- Participants are issued a FREE wristband transmitter that they wear 24 hours a day.
- In the event that the participant wanders, the caretaker immediately notify the 911 operator.
- The appropriate agency will dispatch specially trained personnel with tracking devices that can locate the frequency of the transmitter worn by the participant.
- Once the agency has started the search, the average time to locate someone who has gone missing is under 30 minutes.
- Most wanderers are found in under 30 minutes once the search has been started using this equipment.
- People can be tracked day or night, regardless of weather conditions.