Supportive Decision Making – An Emerging Alternative to Guardianship
By: Anita Raymond, MSW
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When working with people with cognitive, psychiatric, or intellectual disabilities, we often turn to guardianship to address risk and vulnerability. But is this an overly restrictive tool? This webinar will discuss Supported Decision Making, an emerging paradigm for vulnerable populations and a person-centered model addressing safety concerns while protecting the dignity of persons at risk. Based on an Elder Justice Grant initiated in 2016, Volunteers of America has launched the Center for Excellence in Supported Decision Making to reduce unnecessary guardianships at the individual and systems level.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman and Adult Protection: Who are They Anyway and How Do They Help?
By: Cheryl Hennen, State Ombudsman, Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care, Minnesota Board on Aging;
Natasha Merz, Deputy Ombudsman, Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care, MInnesota Board on Aging
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This webinar will cover the role and responsibilities of the Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care. In addition, a focus on identifying and discussing the differences in the role of the Ombudsman versus the role of the Adult Protection Worker when working with a vulnerable adults.