The new guardianship law went into effect on July 1, 2015. There
are things we can all do now to protect our seniors and even help them
to avoid guardianship:
· Encourage the senior to create a Living Will or Health Care
Surrogate, and a Durable Power of Attorney, helping make sure their
medical and financial wishes are followed if they become
· Have discussions with family members about the senior’s health and
finances, reducing chances for family disagreements.
· Make sure the senior’s financial affairs are in order, cutting down
on time and expense if guardianship is eventually needed.
· Follow the above suggestions BEFORE the senior becomes incapacitated.