Los Angeles County uses technology to locate missing seniors

first_imgHomeFeaturedLos Angeles County uses technology to locate missing seniors Apr. 26, 2019 at 5:10 amFeaturedLife MattersNewsLos Angeles County uses technology to locate missing seniorsGuest Author2 years agoAging and Community Services DepartmentAlzheimerautismbraceletdeathdementiadiseaseelectronic braceletLos Angelesnancy paulikasSheriff’s DepartmenttechnologywanderedwomanWorkforce Development A new Los Angeles County program that uses electronic bracelets to find missing people with dementia or autism was launched partly in response to the death of Nancy Paulikas, a 55-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease who wandered away from her husband during a visit to a museum.During the desperate search for his wife that began in late 2016, Kirk Moody grew increasingly frustrated by the lack of communication between law enforcement and other agencies.“I called every county office there is,” Moody recalled Wednesday. “And I found myself explaining things over and over because it was clear they weren’t talking to each other.”With Moody’s input, the county started LA Found with the goal of establishing procedures to help police, sheriffs, fire departments, nursing homes and hospitals coordinate during a search.The cornerstone of the program is a system of bracelets voluntarily worn by vulnerable people that can be located using electronic receivers carried in LA County Sheriff’s Department squad cars and helicopters.More than 250 residents have been outfitted since October with the bracelets maintained by Project Lifesaver, a public safety nonprofit. At least four missing people have been located thanks to the technology, including a 53-year-old woman with dementia who wandered away from her family around Christmastime, said Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn.Wandering is a common problem associated with dementia 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 vast majority of these individuals are recovered, wandering cases can end in tragedy. Paulikas’ remains were discovered on a hillside in March 2017, five months after she walked away from Moody while the couple explored the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.To prevent similar tragedies, LA Found seeks to have the county’s thousands of employees be “the eyes and ears” during a search, said Hahn, who authored the initiative eventually passed by the Board of Supervisors.“The county has law enforcement, we have our transit systems, we have our county hospital and nursing facilities. We have the coroner on the lookout for a Jane Doe or a John Doe,” Hahn said Wednesday. “And we’re making sure that they’re all talking to each other.”Moody, 60, said he considers the renewed collaborative efforts “a huge victory” and he’s gratified that Paulikas has become the face of the new program.Initial money for the bracelets came from the county, but funding has grown through donations from various state and local organizations.Hahn said she believes the program is the first of its kind in the nation. She said officials from Colorado and other California counties have called expressing interest in replicating it.LA Found is coordinated by the county’s Sheriff’s Department and Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services Department.Tags :Aging and Community Services DepartmentAlzheimerautismbraceletdeathdementiadiseaseelectronic braceletLos Angelesnancy paulikasSheriff’s DepartmenttechnologywanderedwomanWorkforce Developmentshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentLOS ANGELES – California approves free phones, internet for foster youthLOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County sues utility over fall wildfire damageYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press19 hours agolast_img read more

Cllr Slowey calls on Environment Minister to clarify if septic tank charge is one-off…

first_imgNews Facebook LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Twitter Facebook Google+ Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Cllr Slowey calls on Environment Minister to clarify if septic tank charge is one-off fee WhatsApp Pinterest A Donegal County Cllr has expressed his concern that the septic tank registration charge is not a one off fee.Cllr Terence Slowey who registered his tank when the fee was 5 euro, says he received his certificate, which expires on the 28th August 2017, this morning.He says this has created confusion, as he believed that the registration fee was a one off.Cllr Slowey has is now calling on the Environment Minister, Phil Hogan to clarify if the fee is a recurring charge….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/slow.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – February 28, 2013 center_img Twitter Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleVideo: Pearse Doherty says government should not allow ‘heartless reposessions’Next articleNew App to allow users to check their taxi driver News Highland Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restoredlast_img read more

Ammann’s ‘growing presence’ in North America

first_imgAmmann’s growing presence in North America will be reflected in its product displays at ConExpo. AmmannARX_45-2_Light_Tandem_Roller_jobsiteThose products include the company’s recently launched continuous asphalt-mixing plant with RAP utilisation technology; the latest generation of heavy compactors; and a wide range of light compaction equipment. Ammann will be in the Silver Lot, Booth S5254, at the Las Vegas show.“This past year we’ve opened a new facility in Davie, Florida, to be closer to American customers,” said Gilvan Pereira, managing director of Ammann America. The 70,000-square-foot facility houses staff, a warehouse, a training center and an outdoor area for asphalt plants and compactors.“We’ve also added depth to our product line, which we are eager to showcase,” Pereira added.The company will be displaying its advanced recycling plant, which utilises Ammann’s unique recycling technology, is capable of producing mix consisting of more than 60% RAP. Its patented preheating process also minimises fuel consumption and dramatically reduces the levels of CO2 and other pollutants.The company will also show a range of heavy compaction equipment and lightweight equipment soil and asphalt compactors; light compaction equipment, including rammers and plate compactors (forward-moving, reversible and hydrostatic); and the as1 Control System – the ‘brains’ behind Ammann’s asphalt-mixing plants.last_img read more