If your loved one doesn’t have someone appointed to act on their behalf, a guardianship or conservatorship may be in order.
A Guardianship is the appointment of an entity to handle the care of a vulnerable or incapacitated person. This includes handling financial affairs as well as matters of healthcare. If your loved one never appointed someone on their behalf in advance, a guardianship may be necessary to ensure they get the help they need.
If your loved one is no longer capable of taking care of themselves, a guardian should be appointed to manage their care. This includes providing them with food, shelter, and clothing. Guardians are responsible for managing the financial affairs of an incapacitated person, as well as caring for their physical health and managing their healthcare needs. A guardian must heavily consider the wants and needs of their ward whilst they are in their care.
We at Casterline Law can help you through the process of getting a guardian appointed to your loved one, to ensure that their wishes are met and their needs are taken care of.
Dealing with the affairs of an incapacitated loved one can be extremely tough. Nobody should have to suffer through it alone. Contact us today and let us help you through the process.