Aging Solutions is here to protect and ensure dignity for those we serve by securing the highest quality services for each unique need of every individual. We monitor the quality of the services being delivered, expand the delivery of services through collaboration thus enhancing the life experiences of each individual.
Aging Solutions will educate and inform the public about opportunities and challenges in guardianship. Our goal is to secure local funding and assistance to ensure that all individuals needing representation and advocacy receive quality services. We believe that with persistence and support Aging Solutions can be the answer to create the awareness necessary to meet the need for guardianship services.
A survey of Department of Children and Families adult protective investigators suggest that there are between 5,000 and 10,000 clients per year who are currently in need of a public guardian, but due to lack of funding are unable to obtain services. From the Public Guardianship Program Study in 2004, only 16 of Florida's 67 Counties are actively served with public guardianship services. Therefore, the citizens of 51 counties do not have access to public guardianship services. The Florida Needs Assessment conducted by the Department of Elder Affairs in 2003 estimated that there are over 350,000 elders currently living below the poverty level in Florida and there are 444,000 Floridians who will probably be diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Elders who become incapacitated and who do not have willing family or friends, nor the financial means to hire a private guardian, are at extremely high risk of needing a public guardian.
Seeing first hand how our services have enriched the life experiences of those individuals in our care is our reward.