As Guardian of the Person**, our Guardianship Specialist will be an advocate for all of our Guardianship participants (legally referred to as “Ward”), just as we are with our other services. Our goal is to keep our participants secure, safe, and living as independently as they can. The Arc employs a Person-Centered approach to all service delivery. It is our goal to partner with the participant and allow them to be a part of their life choices and decisions whenever they can. The Arc is committed to the safety and well-being of the participant they are supporting in all of the decisions that we will make.
In times of critical decision making, The Arc will convene a Peer Review Committee made up of professionals to help achieve the best result for the participant. This may include medical decisions, end-of-life decisions, housing changes, and human rights concerns.
*”Incompetent is a legal term that will not be used by The Arc outside of court communication and paperwork.