Guardianship proceedings are complicated and involved, but for many families they provide the peace of mind that comes from knowing that an elderly loved one is being protected and well cared for.
Your agent will have a variety of duties to ensure that your financial matters and your property are managed properly.
Elderly people are often victims of physical, emotional, or financial abuse. This article focuses on the financial abuse or exploitation of older individuals.
As people age, they become more susceptible to financial exploitation by those around them. Unfortunately, these types of incidents are becoming more common and represent a growing problem.
Two out of ten older adults said that they are unable to live alone without some sort of assistance. If your aging relative wants to continue to live independently in their home, there are several things that can help make that possible.
Sometimes it can be easy to tell when an aging family member needs home care, such as when an injury or serious illness occurs. Other times, it can be more difficult.
There comes a time in most people’s lives when age or disability makes it difficult for them to live on their own. When that happens, families often wonder how they will pay for their aging relative’s care.
One option for seniors is to use an agency to hire home care. While this is a great option for nearly anyone, many people don’t know a lot about how home care works.
We have seen an increase in probate cases involving aging adults who are taken advantage of. Family members often discover, too late, that their parents or grandparents have been preyed upon by a caregiver or new “friend.”
The judge will appoint a guardian on behalf of the disabled person and the guardian can take some of the same actions as an Agent under a Power of Attorney.