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
Learn more about what Residential Licensing does as well as rights of the residents and how guardian can interact if there are concerns. Click HERE for the presentation or the title above to be linked to their website for statutes, regulations and Covid-19 updates as well as a list of homes.
Gather information on the different types of social security or start your application process. Find more information and Helpful Links under Educational Resources and Benefit Resources.
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. http://alaskalawhelp.org/.
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. Click HERE for the slides to follow the presentation. Click HERE for a presentation by the ADRC.
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. Click HERE to see a presentation about the LTCO (48 min)
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.
- Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska (32 minutes)
- Alaska Brain Injury Network Part I – Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury and the Alaska Brain Injury Network
- Alaska Brain Injury Part II – Understanding rehabilitation for TBI