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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  • What To Do When Elderly Parents Refuse Assisted Living

    What's a caregiver to do when their elderly parent refuses assisted living or nursing home care but isn’t safe at home? In some cases, guardianship may be an option.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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