Supported Decision Making Agreements – NEW

Signed into law in December 2018, Supported Decision Making Agreements could be an alternative to guardianship.  Find out more information on the Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education.  Click above to be directed to the website.

Alaska Court Website
The Alaska Court website provides valuable information on how to petition to become a guardian, the duties of a guardian, and a three part video series.  Part I discusses what to consider prior to petitioning, Part II discusses the petitioning process and part III is how to be an effective guardian and conservator and one way to obtain your required education if appointed.

Follow the above link to the Alaska Court homepage, then click on the Self Help tab to access valuable resources and information for anyone interested in becoming a guardian.

Adult Protective Services
Contact an investigator if you have a concern related to the abuse, neglect, self-neglect or exploitation of a vulnerable adult.  Make a report of harm by phone or online.  Click HERE to see a presentation on APS (52 min) or click HERE to make an online report of harm

Social Security
Gather information on the different types of social security or start your application process.  Check more info for SSI on SPOTLIGHTS

Alaska Legal Services Corporation
Alaska Legal Services Corporation is a statewide non-profit providing legal services to vulnerable Alaskans.

ALSC has an online classroom with helpful narrated trainings on advanced directives, Powers of Attorney and Miller Trusts.  Click here and choose classroom for the options.

Alaska 211
Alaska 2-1-1 is your one-stop resource for connecting with a wide variety of vital resources in your community.

Aging and Disability Resource Centers
Alaska’s ADRC network connects seniors, people with disabilities, and caregivers with long-term services and support of their choice. The ADRC network serves Alaskans statewide, regardless of age or income level, through regional sites.

Alaska Long Term Care Ombudsman
The Ombudsman is charged with protecting the rights, safety and welfare of older persons residing in assisted living and nursing homes as well as advocating for systemic changes in law and policy that will safeguard the rights and safety of vulnerable seniors.

Disability Law Center
A statewide non-profit advocating for Alaskans with disabilities.  See their site for more information on the types of cases they handle.

National Guardianship Association
The mission is to advance the nationally recognized standard of excellence in guardianship. There are helpful resources with NGA to assist family and professional guardians.