CoG has been a leader in providing person-centered care to vulnerable adults for more than 40 years. As a founding partner of the Guilford County Family Justice Center’s (FJC) Elder Justice Committee, CoG has a long history of developing and sustaining innovative solutions to support vulnerable adults. We are champions of the need for enhancing our community’s collaborative response to elder abuse, as these cases are on the rapid rise.
In 2021, in partnership with the FJC, CoG was awarded a grant through the Governor’s Crime Commission to provide person-centered Elder Justice Care Management services, allowing underserved victims of elder abuse-related crime access to specialized case management services to provide life-saving resources and to decrease the chances of revictimization. Elder Justice Care Management services may include trauma-informed direct support, counseling, advocacy, and brokering of services designed to enhance the problem-solving and coping capacities of clients in need of intervention.
CoG envisions a community where older people and those with disabilities can live their lives to the fullest and live free from abuse and neglect. This expanded partnership with the FJC and CoG will further our shared mission to create a safer community for all.
Elder abuse includes physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, financial exploitation, neglect, and abandonment.
Approximately one in 10 Americans aged 60+ have experienced some form of elder abuse.
Up to five million older Americans are abused every year, and the annual loss by victims of financial abuse is estimated to be at least $36.5 billion.
"Corporation of Guardianship is such a special agency. They provide person centered services and care deeply for their client’s and their community. I have the privilege of working with the staff often as they are leaders in our county’s fight against elder abuse and without a doubt prevent abuse across the state through their much needed services. I would trust Corporation of Guardianship to serve my family or myself as they care for their clients like family."
Elder Justice Specialist Coordinator - Guilford County Family Justice Center
"The staff at Corporation of Guardianship are top notch, offering knowledgeable, creative, compassionate and smart solutions and advocacy for their clients. As a practicing elder law and special needs planning attorney, COG is an invaluable collaborative partner. They are highly attentive to their clients and go the extra mile to ensure that their advocacy is customized to meet the specific needs. I highly recommend their services. "
"As an RN Care Manager, I have partnered with Corporation of Guardianship over the past 10 years to assist several mutual clients. As advocates, their team is dedicated to their clients, navigating family situations with tact and professionalism. They truly put the clients’ needs first, even when faced with challenging obstacles. There is not another guardianship agency in the Triangle I would call except the Corporation of Guardianship; they exceed my expectations every time."
Rausa McManus, RN, BSN, CCM
President - LifePro Care Management
"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. When someone from the Corporation of Guardianship says they are going to do something, it gets done."
Family Member of Special Needs Trust Beneficiary
Served since 2014
"Corporation of Guardianship’s compassion for their clients far exceed that of most companies."
Pinnacle Financial Partners
“It has been such a pleasure working with Corporation of Guardianship. Their team is caring, knowledgeable and responsive. Their commitment to the individuals and families they help support is unparalleled.”
VP of Business Development - Special Considerations
"Working side by side with The Corporation of Guardianship (CoG) has been a valued partnership throughout the years. As a home care agency, Options for Senior America has been able to see the impact that the CoG has had on their clients. They are able to provide a continuum of care that keeps their clients safe and in the right hands. Being able to witness firsthand, the dedication that they have to their clients and families has been nothing short of amazing. They have always been available, professional, and reliable. Options will always support the Corporation Guardianship and what they do for older adults and those with disabilities!"
Jered Yalung, Pharm.D.
VP of Marketing and Operations - Options for Senior America
CoG is a private, non-profit organization which provides fiduciary services coupled with care management to vulnerable persons.