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 their elderly parent refuses assisted living or nursing home care but is no longer safe living at home? If the senior in question is no longer competent, then guardianship may be a solution.

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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 an Elderly Parent

    If an aging loved one has not named a durable 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, it might be time to seek legal guardianship.

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  • What Are the Duties of a Guardian for the Elderly?

    A legal guardian can be responsible for overseeing an incompetent elder’s personal well-being, financial well-being or both. These duties may seem straightforward, but guardianship is a very serious commitment.

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