As a child, one of the most difficult moments is the moment when you realize your parent can no longer safely care for himself/herself because of physical and/or mental incapacity. Watching a parent’s physical and/or mental health deteriorate can be excruciatingly painful. After all, this is the person who cared for you when you were a child…who taught you everything you know…who kept you safe from harm. Now, you may need to care for your parent and keep him/her safe from harm. What exactly does … [Read more...] about How Do I Know When It’s Time to Pursue Guardianship for My Parent?
At some point in your life you may realize that your parent (or other older adult loved one) is no longer capable of safely functioning alone. Like most people in your position you may be hesitant to step in, feeling as though to do so would be to take your parent’s independence away. Keep in mind, however, that failing to step in could lead to your parent suffering physical injury and/or becoming the victim of unscrupulous scam artists who prey on the elderly and disabled in our society. With … [Read more...] about What Is an Adult Guardianship?
Massachusetts Adult Guardianships from Daniel DeBruyckere The guardian must meet the needs of the adult, provide social, educational and medical access, assist with various benefits programs and more Any person with an interest in the welfare of the adult can file a Petition for Guardianship. Learn more about Massachusetts Adult Guardianships in this presentation. … [Read more...] about Massachusetts Adult Guardianships