For Individuals and Families
Addressing the complicated legal and financial issues that confront individuals with a disability, older adults, and their families can be a daunting task. Often, you are unsure if the time is right to seek help. Even if you realize that you need help, you may not know what questions to ask or what services to seek. The Corporation of Guardianship (CoG) is here to assist you in untangling the web of services and supports available for older adults and individuals with disabilities. If you have a family member or friend with a disability, the time to start is NOW.
CoG offers a no-cost initial consultation with one of our professional staff to assess your situation and suggest a plan of action. The initial consultation can take place either in person or over the phone. In our initial consultation, our goal is to determine the type of services the individual needs and to identify the appropriate financial and legal support needed to access our services.
The rules that govern the services and programs provided by CoG are complicated. While we are happy to meet with you to talk about your situation and explore the available options, we do not have an attorney on staff and cannot offer legal advice. We encourage you to seek qualified and experienced legal advice from an elder law and estate-planning attorney as part of your planning process. A good place to start is the website of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).
I always find [CoG] goes above the expected. Each time we complete a goal, they are always looking for the next thing they can help with.