When a parent or other older loved one becomes unable to care for himself, it may be time to consider a guardianship in order to protect his best interests.
Establishing Guardianship in Elders | Estate Lawyer in Cary NC
A guardianship is when the court appoints someone to care for a person who is either under the age of 18 or is in a state where he is unable to care for himself or make decisions about his life due to a mental disability or age. That person is considered a “ward.” When a guardian is appointed, he or she is able to act on behalf of the ward when it comes to decisions about health, finances and even living arrangements.
A guardian can also do the following:
- Making living arrangements for the ward
- Arrange for other services such as counseling or services such as food delivery
- Make end of life decisions
- Act as representative payee and manage federal funds the ward receives
In our next blog post we are going to talk about guardianship as it pertains to the elderly. We all wish to have long full lives, but when we reach those golden years, we aren’t always in the best mental or physical state. There comes a time where we may need help living out the rest of our lives in the best way possible.
There are many circumstances where an elderly person may need someone to be appointed as a guardian. Please join us soon to learn more. If you are considering seeking guardianship for an elderly parents or other loved one, you can consult with an estate lawyer in Cary NC who practices elder law. He or she will know your state’s guidelines and will be able to guide you through the process.
Klish and Eldreth, Estate Lawyer in Cary NC
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