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.
The term “conservatorship” means the court process in which a person is appointed to manage the financial affairs of another person.
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.
At Hays Firm, we recognize that an individual’s family does not always include those people who are defined as “family” under the law.
With a Power of Attorney for Healthcare, you can nominate a person to act on your behalf to make decisions based on your personal values and wishes if you are unable to make these decisions yourself.
As we have discussed in previous blogs, the Power of Attorney for Healthcare is one of the simplest and most effective estate planning tools.
Everyone understands that it is impossible to predict an accident or the onset of a serious illness. However, life can change in an instant and you may be left unable to make decisions about your health care.
Because your agent is given such extensive decision-making power over your health and well-being it is important to nominate someone you trust.
If you have a loved one who still lives independently but you believe that they are vulnerable to thieves and financial predators, guardianship may be appropriate to protect them.
One of the simplest and most effective ways to protect your loved ones against exploitation as they age is to create an estate plan which gives power to a selected agent to manage their personal and financial affairs.