Guardianship over an Incapacitated Adult

Elderly CoupleIf you live with or are just taking care of an aging parent, you might have already realized that this can be a difficult task. Not only is it physically demanding to meet the needs of an aging parent, but it can also be emotionally draining to see a parent or other loved one go through the difficult aging process. Especially if that individual is unable to make wise health care of financial decisions for him or her self. Usually this decline in mental health happens slowly, but in some instances it can happen rather quickly. It is hard to come to terms with the idea that this individual is no longer capable of making such important life decisions.

If you are in this situation or know of someone in the situation, you may be in need of a guardianship. A guardianship is implemented when an adult is longer able to make health care decisions or financial decisions. Such guardian is appointed by the court and is usually a family member or a professional guardian. To read more about obtaining a guardianship over a loved one, click here to read more.

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