Volunteer Advocates for Seniors and Incapacitated Adults
All elderly individuals deserve quality care and community support to lead a safe, dignified and independent life. The Volunteer Advocates for Seniors and Incapacitated Adults (VASIA) program is dedicated to serving and safeguarding the needs of incapacitated seniors.
VASIA: A Collaborative Effort to Improve Support
The Volunteer Advocates for Seniors and Incapacitated Adults (VASIA) program is dedicated to serving and safeguarding the healthcare, social service and legal protection needs of incapacitated seniors who are inpatients in the Lake County, Indiana healthcare system.
The program – a collaborative effort between Franciscan Health Hammond and Lake County Superior Courts – provides trained and supervised volunteers to serve as court-appointed limited guardians to assist this vulnerable population and the courts in decision-making regarding these critical needs. Volunteers in the VASIA Program complete a 40-hour training program and serve as a limited guardian for one case at a time.
For more information about VASIA, including how to become a volunteer with the program, complete the form below or visit FranciscanHealth.org/vasia.