Elderly Guardianship

A person appointed by the court system to handle an individuals affairs when that person has been ruled incompetent.

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  • How to Legally Force a Loved One to Move to a Senior Living Facility

    What is a caregiver to do when a senior is no longer safe living at home but refuses to consider moving to long-term care? Guardianship is a tool that allows adult children to make decisions on behalf of an aging parent when competency is in question.

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  • Getting Your Affairs in Order: Preparing for the Possibility of Dementia

    Encouraging aging loved ones to plan ahead legally and financially can make it easier for a trusted individual to step in and help them should they lose the ability to make decisions due to an unexpected diagnosis like Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

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  • How to Get Guardianship of a Senior

    If an aging loved one has not named a power of attorney and is losing their ability to think clearly and handle aspects of their daily life due to a medical condition like dementia or stroke, it might be time to seek legal guardianship.

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  • What are the duties of a legal guardian for elderly parents?

    The duties of a guardian, are to oversee the welfare and safety of the person under guardianship, and to attend to the financial needs of the individual, using his or her assets wisely.

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