The City of Alexandria is in need of additional Medicare Volunteers. Volunteers who work with the Guardianship program receive training and support from Adult Protective Services here in Alexandria, and are placed in a court-appointed protective role for a senior or disabled adult who has no family member to make decisions related to health care, personal care, finances, or living situation.
To assure the well-being of an incapacitated Alexandrian living in an Assisted Living Facility or Nursing Facility, Volunteer Guardians have the following responsibilities:
- Volunteers will visit resident monthly
- Participate in care planning meetings organized by the facility
- Encourage the incapacitated person to make as many decisions as feasible
- When making decisions on behalf of the incapacitated person, follow the person’s wishes as much as possible
- Pay all bills on time
- Maintain eligibility for public assistance programs, e.g., Medicaid
All Volunteer Guardians must undergo fingerprinting and a background check prior to serving.
If interested in learning more about the program or becoming a Volunteer Guardian, contact Pamela Austin (Aging and Disability Resource Coordinator) at 703-746-5738 or firstname.lastname@example.org.