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Eldercare Articles

    Eldercare ArticlesThe NCPC publishes periodic articles under the title "Planning for Eldercare". Each article is written to help families recognize the need for long term care planning and to help implement that planning. All elderly people, regardless of current health, should have a long term care plan. Learn More...

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About Guardian Conservator Fiduciary Services

EldercareWhat is Guardianship of Person?
Guardianship, in its most basic form, of person encompasses the job of making decisions for a person who has been legally declared incapacitated, incompetent or disabled. It is always a legal process and it is often adversarial in nature.

Who Needs a Guardian?
The primary test for determining the need for guardianship focuses on the individual's ability to make decisions, to understand the consequences of the decisions, and to communicate the decisions once made. The areas of decision-making on which most guardianships are focused include living environments and medical care. Other services such as vocational and educational training, engaging ancillary professional services and linking with community and private supports also fall within the scope of practice for the guardian.

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