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Guardianship Solutions

September 26, 2022

Elderly guardianship, also known as elderly conservatorship, is a legal relationship created when a court appoints an individual to care for an elderly person who is no longer able to care for himself or herself. The appointed guardian has certain duties and responsibilities to the elderly person. Unfortunately, an elderly person may become unable to care for himself or herself. This could include the inability to remember to take necessary medications, maintain regular hygiene, or properly manage finances. In these instances, it may be in the elderly person's best interests for a court to appoint a guardian. In the case, that a family member is not able to serve as a guardian, alternative guardianship options may be needed – options like the Guardianship Program offered through Shepherd’s Center Hamilton County.  Through the Hamilton County VASIA Guardianship Program, Shepherd’s Center will serve as the court-appointed legal guardian of incapacitated adults in Hamilton County and aids those adults through trained Volunteer Advocates. The Guardianship Program promotes the dignity of a person who no longer has the capacity to make major life decisions by helping them find the least-restrictive assistance that also prioritizes their best interest, safety, and self-determination. It also provides training and support to Volunteer Advocates. Join us as we sit down with Lisa Albano, Program Director at Shephard’s Center Hamilton County to learn more about this incredible program.  Shepherd Center of Hamilton County  Website: https://shepherdscenterofhamiltoncounty.org/   Guardianship Program: https://shepherdscenterofhamiltoncounty.org/guardianship-program/   Volunteer Advocate Job Description: https://shepherdscenterofhamiltoncounty.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Volunteer-Advocate-Job-Description-Signature-Page.pdf   Volunteer Advocate Application: https://shepherdscenterofhamiltoncounty.org/guardianship-program/   Phone: 317-674-8777  Email Tina: tina@joyshouse.org   Learn more about Joy’s House: www.joyshouse.org