WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE SERVICES FROM GAN?
Services of GAN are available to non-professional or "lay" guardians. The lay guardian may be a family member or a close friend of the incapacitated person or "IP."GAN is not able to assist professional guardians or individuals planning to seek appointment as guardians.
HOW GAN HELPS
- Take the steps needed to become official guardian with power to act on behalf of your ward (incapacitated person or "IP"), such as fulfilling the Art. 81 training requirement and getting the "commission".
- Set up a Guardian bank account.
- Write reports and accountings required by the court.
- Provide referrals for services and for help applying for government benefits.
- Make a plan for the ward that allows as much independence as possible.
- Locate resources that will help you care for your ward.
TRAINING FOR LAY GUARDIANS
GAN offers the legally required court-approved Art. 81 training designed especially for lay guardians. Currently the training is offered only online. GAN has suspended all live or in-person trainings until further notice.