What is Guardianship?

Guardianship is a legally authorized relationship between a competent adult (the guardian) and a minor child or an incapacitated adult (the ward). In this relationship, the guardian is given the duty and right to act on behalf of the ward in making certain decisions affecting the ward's life.

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Care Management

A Professional Care Managers is a health and human services specialist who helps families who are caring for older relatives. The Care Manager is trained and experienced in any of several fields related to long-term care, including, but not limited to nursing, gerontology, social work, or psychology, with a specialized focus on issues related to aging and elder care.

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Power of Attorney

A power of attorney is like a voluntary guardianship or conservatorship. The person giving the power, called the principal, agrees to the relationship with the person receiving the power, called the attorney in fact. The attorney in fact acts as the principal's agent. The most typical use of a power of attorney is in financial matters. The agent given a power of attorney over financial matters has no power over the personal affairs of the principal. A power of attorney can be revoked at any time by the principal, so long as the principal is competent.

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