Elder law information for guardians and substitute decision makers
Posted By McIntyre Tate LLP
At McIntyre Tate LLP our elder law lawyers frequently represent families who are helping senior citizen relatives as well as adult disabled family members in guardianship and related matters. There are numerous sources of good information to help families in making informed decisions on behalf of their loved ones. One of the best sources of information is the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development whose website is: http://gucchdgeorgetown.net/UCEDD/complex/index.html. This site has a very sophisticated questionnaire with a series of questions and answers designed to guide guardians, attorneys-in- fact and substitute decision makers' in working through healthcare and financial decision-making. It also has a wealth of resources on guardianship statutes, ethics, and finances. Anyone serving as a guardian, attorney-in-fact, or substitute healthcare decision maker would be well advised to take advantage of this information and would greatly benefit by reviewing this website.