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Friday, October 15, 2010

Three Important Dates: Please RSVP

Dear AFA Members:

As the AFA works to support and plan for upcoming meetings, it is helpful to determine membership attendance for the dates below.
Please RSVP to charity@azfid.org and indicate which dates you plan to attend.

AJC Meeting
Thursday, October 21, 2010
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Room 101
Arizona State Courts Building
1501 West Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Probate Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Hearing Room 109
Arizona State Courts Building
1501 West Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

AFA Membership Summit
Friday, November 12, 2010
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Forum at Desert Harbor
13840 N. Desert Harbor Dr.
Peoria AZ 85381

Job Opening: Social Services Supervisor, Fiduciary

The Arizona Department of Veterans' Services currently has the following job opportunity available:

Social Services Supervisor, Fiduciary

For more information or to apply, please click here. To search by agency, enter ADVS in the "keywords" field.

External applicants may go to www.azstatejobs.gov.

If you have questions or need assistance, please check with your Human Resources Department.

Yadira Rodriguez
HR Generalist
3839 North Third Street, Suite 209
Phoenix, AZ 85012
PH: 602- 234-8433

Arizona Judicial Council Meeting: October 21, 2010

The next Arizona Judicial Council meeting is scheduled for October 21, 2010. Here is a link to the website and agenda:

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Protect Wards from Whooping Cough

New cases of whooping cough have been diagnosed in Arizona. For more information  on how to protect yourself and your wards, please review the following links:

NPR Report on Whooping Cough

Arizona Department of Health Services

Membership Summit: Friday, November 12

AFA’s Membership Summit
Friday, November 12 2010
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Peoria, AZ
Thank you to our sponsors, ResCare HomeCare and The Forum at Desert Harbor, for generously sponsoring our meeting. ResCare HomeCare provides supportive in-home care for The Forum's Independent Living Resident's. The meeting will be hosted in the Forum's community meeting room. Both ResCare HomeCare and The Forum will provide breakfast and lunch.
The Forum at Desert Harbor
13840 N. Desert Harbor Dr.
Peoria AZ 85381

Monday, October 11, 2010

Community Partners Praise Fiduciary Work With Letters of Support

Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it also takes a community of skilled professionals to protect Arizona's vulnerable citizens. Here are a few letters of support recognizing the important work fiduciaries perform in our Arizona communities.


Here are some of my experiences working with Fiduciaries:

Fiduciaries are involved with my residents because my residents have Alzheimer’s Dementia and are unable to manage their own financial affairs. Many of them have no family or absent family and fiduciaries are the ones who act as their advocate to see that their needs are met within their individual budget restraints.

The fiduciaries I have worked with have been wonderful. They have been involved, interested and treated their clients as family members taking a concerted interest in their wellbeing. The fiduciaries have been involved with communication between the family members and us, the care providers as sometimes, families don’t want anything to do with the resident for one reason or another. They are part of our team. We work together to meet the resident’s needs. In our situation, the fiduciary provides clothing, personal supplies, transport to medical appointments, and is involved in our care planning process. They keep records and are responsive to resident’s needs as well as the needs the facility has in caring for the resident.

I haven’t ever had to ask a fiduciary more than once for anything my resident needs. If the resident has the funds to do extra outings, they are included in outings such as lunch out, or movies, or concerts etc. The fiduciaries I have worked with are thrilled that their clients have the most wonderful quality of life that can be had. I have found that the fiduciaries care more about their clients than even some family members that are “involved” in their loved ones care.

Fiduciaries that care for clients with Alzheimer’s Dementia have to be totally dedicated and in the business for the right reasons, which is, they genuinely care about people! Caring for an Alzheimer’s Dementia patient, is difficult even on good days and if their hearts weren’t in the right place it would show.

As the Director of Nursing at an Alzheimer’s specific Assisted Living Facility, I am truly blessed to have wonderful Fiduciaries watching over my residents. They are always available if/when I need them and I am thankful for the great experiences I have had with the fiduciaries that oversee my residents.

Kathryn A. Olson LPN, DON
Encore Senior Village
Peoria, Arizona

To Whom It May Concern:

Having worked with Entrust providing non medical companionship care, homemaker services and personal care services for their clients (wards), I have always found that Entrust has always had the client's interest at the forefront of all of their decisions for care.

We too have observed the injustice the clients have received from opportunistic individuals as well as family members. Unfortunately this seems to be the common fate for clients that are under fiduciary guardianship.

Fiduciaries provide an invaluable and necessary role in the care of seniors. Keep up the good work.

Dave Kirchner
Franchise Owner
Home Instead Senior Care