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Dayton VA Medical Center, Ohio

 

Dayton VAMC seeks Volunteers to help Veterans make decisions

December 19, 2017

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Dayton VAMC seeks Volunteers to help Veterans make decisions

The Dayton VA Medical Center is seeking volunteers to help guide Veterans who have been determined by a court to be unable to make their own decisions relating to finances, medical care, and other activities. These Veterans do not have family, friends, or other representatives who are able to look out for the Veteran’s best interest. In these situations, the court appoints a volunteer Guardian.

A Guardian keeps the Veteran safe and insures their basic needs are met. The guardian is the decision-making authority for the Veteran – they may need to make decisions ranging from where the Veteran should live, to what groceries or clothing they should buy, to making major healthcare decisions for the Veteran. The Dayton area is currently experiencing a shortage of volunteer Guardians for Veterans in need. As a result, the Dayton VAMC will offset volunteers’ costs associated with filing to become a Guardian with the local probate court. A volunteer willing to serve as a guardian for these Veterans can make an enormous impact on the quality of life the Veteran is able to live.

To learn more about how to become a volunteer Guardian for Veterans in need, please contact Katina Stone-Jones at the Dayton VA Medical Center: 937-268-6511, extension 2890.