GUARDIANSHIP


The Arc of Monroe County can provide guardianship services to those whose families are not able to do so.

The Arc's Guardian Advocates become a part of a person's life, listening to their needs and supporting them with important decisions in the areas of medical care, legal matters and finances.
Guardianship

About the Guardianship Program

Some families are able to provide this support themselves, but have to complete time-consuming and confusing legal documentation to do so. In addition, aging guardians find needs more difficult to meet.

The Arc of Monroe County can provide assistance with legal processes, offer full-care support, or be on standby for those that may need additional help down the road.

The Arc’s Guardian Advocates and volunteers become a part of a person’s life, listening to their needs, being a trusted friend, and supporting them with important decisions in the areas of medical care, legal matters and finances.

Guardianship at the Arc is a division of NYSARC’s Guardianship Program, which was established in 1970 and currently serves more than 1,000 people across the state.

Quick Facts

Two types of guardianship:
1). Primary – for those who need assistance right now
2). Standby – for those who need a successor in the future

• Guardianship does not have to apply to a person’s whole life-care – recipients and their family can choose specific services
to fit their needs
• Guardianship services are administered by Guardianship Advocates who work with
dedicated committee volunteers

For more information about the guardianship services or to become a guardianship volunteer, call (585) 286-9607 or fill out the form below.

GUARDIANSHIP
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