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Care Trak is a program of the Norman Police Department in partnership with Sunbeam Family Services to help families who care for loved ones with Alzheimer's Disease, dementia, autism, Down syndrome, or other cognitive impairments. Care Trak is a bracelet designed to be an additional resource to locate at-risk individuals who have wandered off or gone missing. Care Trak has been used nationally since 1986, and with it thousands of missing persons have been located.
The bracelet looks similar to a watch and can be worn on a wrist or ankle. The bracelets are waterproof and include a thick band which can only be removed by a caregiver. In the event that your loved one goes missing, the bracelet will emit a radio frequency that can be picked up by the Norman Police Department's radio receiver, which helps officers find the missing person.
Who is eligible for a Care Trak Bracelet?
Residents of Norman who have a physican diagnosed and documented cognitive impairment. Individuals must have a caregiver, no longer drive and are at-risk of wandering by foot.
How much does a Care Trak Bracelet cost?
The fee for the bracelet is based on a person's ability to pay. Sunbeam Family Services offers the Care Trak Bracelets on a sliding scale based on income. Scholarship applications and payment plans are available. There are no membership fees associated with Care Trak.
How can I donate to help others get a Care Trak bracelet?
Tax-deductible donations can be made to Sunbeam Family Services to help low-income families utilize the Care Trak program. Donate online at Sunbeam Family Services, by phone at 405-528-7721, or by mail. Please note on any donations that they are for the Norman Police Department Care Trak Program.
Donations may be mailed to:
Sunbeam Family Services
Attn: Norman Police Department Care Trak
1100 NW 14th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73106