The Empowering Approach
Dedicated to a person-first/person-centered approach and the restoration of rights when appropriate, Empowering Lives Guardianship Services LLC (ELGS) seeks to encourage each individual to live a quality life. The staff at ELGS attempts to learn the family, education, religious and ethnic cultures of each individual for whom they make decisions. ELGS staff does not judge individuals for the decisions they have made that resulted in their requiring a Guardian, but evaluates their current decision making skills and assists them in making more appropriate decisions.
While each Guardian Representative is responsible for a particular group of individuals, by using a team approach to surrogate decision making and advocacy, the Guardian Representatives process situations and creatively develop options to meet the needs of each individual. ELGS consults with a medical doctor and/or licensed psychologist as needed.