Responsibilities of a Legal Guardian for Seniors

Legal Guardian for Seniors in PAWhen we think of the term “guardianship,” we typically picture someone tasked with caring for a child.

But what happens when an adult needs a guardian? It’s the type of question an elder law attorney in Bucks County is often asked.

So, let’s look at why an adult – especially a senior citizen – might need a guardian – and what that person’s duties could entail.

Why are guardians necessary?

Guardians are appointed when someone is no longer able to communicate their decisions or receive and decipher information.

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Alternatives to assisted living facilities and nursing Homes

Portrait of a group of seniors

For many seniors, there will come a time where they cannot live at home by themselves anymore.  Some will be able to move in with adult children, others may move into an assisted living facility, personal care facility or nursing home.  While these options provide security and care, they also result in a loss of independence and choice. Granted, you can’t have everything that you want and as we age, we have to deal with health issues.  Still, if you are of sound mind and in good health, there may be other options available to you.

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Life as a solo senior

Lonely old man staring out of a windowBaby Boomers are known for many things, two of which will affect them as they age, namely they have the highest divorce rates and the highest rates of childless marriages.  Since many boomers don’t have a spouse or children, many will face aging issues without the help of family members or close friend.  In addition, many Boomers and Generation X’ers have never been married or had a companion and they too will face aging issues alone.

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