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Volunteer Guardian Program Celebrates Its 5th Anniversary

Oct 02, 2019
This year, the Volunteer Guardian Program celebrates our 5th anniversary!  Over the past five years, our program has served hundreds of wards of Summit County Probate Court by providing trained, compassionate volunteers to serve as legal...

To Be a Volunteer...

Aug 30, 2019
We are so grateful for each of our volunteers and the unique contributions that you provide. It is a privilege to work with each of you!  You serve individuals at the most vulnerable time of their lives; individuals who could easily be...

An Overview of DNR Orders

Aug 05, 2019
Because the Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order is often encountered by Volunteer Guardians in their course of volunteering, it is worth discussing. A DNR order indicates that a person – usually with a terminal illness or other serious medical...

Evoking Memories and Joy with Music in Dementia Patients

Jul 01, 2019
Research suggests that listening to or singing songs can provide emotional and behavioral benefits for people with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. Musical memories can be preserved in Alzheimer's disease because key brain...

Be a Volunteer Guardian for an Individual with DD!

May 28, 2019
The Volunteer Guardian Program provides many opportunities to serve individual with Developmental Disabilities (DD).  I sat down with Liz Wynn, an active volunteer, who is the Day Hab Coordinator for Share and Kare, Inc., whose mission is...

Long-Term Care Ombudsman- A Resource for You!

Apr 26, 2019
In our March blog, we discussed the Nursing Home Residents' Bill of Rights which are codified in the Ohio Revised Code.  But what do you do when you feel like the nursing home is in violation of these resident rights or not meeting your...

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