Would you recommend Volunteer Guardian Program?
This is a great opportunity to make a real difference in the life of one person who needs you to make really difficult decisions, e.g., medical treatment, end-of-life issues, residential and programming concerns. The best part is developing a relationship with your ward/friend before such decisions must be made, and working with others who provide care for your ward/friend.It is difficult when your ward/friend becomes ill but there is joy in guiding them and being with them to help them with the process of dying. There is much support and caring for you, the volunteer guardian, through the COAAA - I have never regretted a decision I have had to make for either of my wards/friends; I had guidance and someone to talk to before each decision. Church and community friends have been very helpful as well, through all phases of my role as a VG. Audra, Julia and Becky of COAAA are wonderful to work with, as are all of my fellow VGs. Lots of responsibilty, but also much laughter and love.