How to Gain Guardianship for a Parent with Alzheimer’s

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by Mary Ann Roberto of Always Home Connected

Caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s disease can be challenging, especially as the disease progresses and their ability to make decisions for themselves diminishes.

In such cases, gaining guardianship can provide you with the legal authority to make important decisions on their behalf. This article will guide you through the process of gaining guardianship for a parent with Alzheimer’s, ensuring that you have the necessary knowledge and resources to navigate this complex journey.

As a guardian, you assume the role of decision-maker for your parent, making choices concerning their healthcare, living arrangements, and financial matters. It’s imperative to act in their best interest and advocate for their needs, ensuring they receive the care and support they require.

When it comes to healthcare decisions, you may need to consult with medical professionals, such as doctors and specialists, to ensure your parent receives appropriate treatment and medications. Additionally, you may have to coordinate with caregivers and assisted living facilities to provide a safe and comfortable living environment.

Financial matters can also be a significant responsibility for a guardian. You may need to manage your parent’s assets, pay bills, and handle any legal or financial obligations on their behalf. This includes keeping detailed records of all transactions and ensuring transparency in managing their finances.

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