Elder Affairs Program

Promoting Human Dignity for the Elderly.

 

 

                                     

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The Catholic Charities Elder Affairs Program provides comprehensive guardianship and case management services are provided to those in need, emphasizing the concerns of the economically disadvantaged and those without adequate community support.  This multi-dimensional program protects elderly individuals from victimization, exploitation, abuse and neglect.  Individuals who are 65 years and older, residing in Palm Beach County and who are at risk physically, mentally, emotionally, financially and/or spiritually are eligible. 

Many elderly are in a vulnerable living situation, unable to manage their personal affairs and often lacking the financial resources to provide the basic necessities of living. The Elder Affairs program seeks to provide support and deliver services that address the human suffering of the elderly.  We also advocate for justice for elderly persons burdened by poverty and the effects of societal indifferences.

The Elder Affairs staff assists in:

  • Assessment of client needs when faced with life decisions
  • Preparation of a personalized care plan
  • Bill payment and budget planning
  • Assistance with nursing home admissions
  • Securing medical/hospital admissions
  • Facilitating Medicaid and veteran applications
  • Continual monitoring to assure clients physical/emotional well-being.

 

Guardianship Training

Guardianship Training is another service of the Catholic Charities Elder Affairs Program. The Guardianship Training is a course of study approved by the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court and provided to guardians appointed in Palm Beach County to ensure that they understand their legal duties to both their ward and the court.  Successful completion of this training course is required within four (4) months after appointment as guardian.

For more information, please click on the program’s name on the left of this page.

 

View/download our program’s brochure

 

Catholic Charities

9995 North Military Trail
P.O. Box 109650
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410
Phone: 561-775-9560
Fax: 561-625-5906 Contact Us