Folsom Police Department's New App to Help Individuals with Cognitive Disabilities

The Folsom Police Department has deployed Vital Aware Services, a potentially life-saving application to help individuals with cognitive vulnerabilities, such as Alzheimer's, Dementia, Downs Syndrome, Autism, or other cognitive disorders. 

Vitals Aware Services is a service designed to help individuals with various conditions and disabilities communicate with first responders in real-time -- allowing for safe interactions, a deeper understanding, and an enhanced person-centered care approach. 

When emergency service workers respond to calls regarding Vitals enrollees, they immediately receive critical information on their smartphones that will help them deescalate or resolve a situation by providing a response catered to a person’s specific needs and vulnerabilities. This information allows officers to assist them to safety or back to their caregiver. 

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