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The Guardian Partners Solution

Guardians are appointed by the Court to make decisions on behalf of an individual who is incapacitated. The vast majority of Oregon Guardians are extremely caring and responsible individuals.

Even so, every year there are more than 2,900 confirmed cases of abuse against elders and adults with disabilities in Oregon. The National Center for Elder Abuse estimates that for every case of elder abuse that gets reported, five more go unreported.

Our goals are to identify abuse or exploitation of those under guardianship, and also to support the thousands of Guardians who care for older adults, persons with disabilities, and children.

There are three program components:

  1. Education to ensure that Guardians and other Court-appointed fiduciaries understand their roles and responsibilities.
  2. Monitoring of cases by Court-appointed volunteers who identify causes for concern.
  3. Resources, referrals, and guidance for Guardians and their families in support of this unrecognized population of heroes.

Thanks to generous support from the legal community, we have launched our programs in several counties and will continue to grow. We welcome your inquiries, ideas and support!

Spotlight:

    • Thank you to Mark Williams who is leading a presentation about Guardian Partners’ role in supporting Guardianships in Oregon at the Elder Law CLE program on Guardianships and Conservatorships presented by the Oregon State Bar in Portland on October 6th.
    • SAVE THE DATE! Our annual Partners Party fundraiser will be on November 9th at Portland’s historic Treasury Ballroom. Click HERE for more information or to buy tickets!
    • We are excited to announce that we now monitoring Guardianship cases in Clackamas County!
    • We are so happy to announce that we have reached our goal in the dollar for dollar Give65 Summer Campaign with the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation. Because of your generosity, we surpassed our goal and raised $1,995! Your contributions will help protect some of the most vulnerable members of our community and also support the thousands of Guardians who care for older adults, persons with disabilities, and children.
    • A big welcome to our brand new Development Coordinator, La Vang!
    • We’ve received our first national recognition! Guardian Partners is one of three model Guardianship Monitoring Programs being presented to the National College of Probate Judges in November by the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging.

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