Volunteer Guardianship Program

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While many older adults have family or friends who can help them when needed; others have no one to whom they can turn to help make healthcare decisions, as they lack the capacity to do so themselves. We work with the probates courts to match people age 60 years or older living in care facilities with certain cognitive conditions to caring volunteer guardians, when they are needed. To refer someone to this program, click here.

Are you over 18 years of age and interested in becoming a volunteer? Call 401.462.3000. Volunteers of varied backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply. Health care or social work training is helpful but not required. Training and ongoing support is provided to all volunteers.

For additional information about this statute, click here