CONCERNS REGARDING CARE AND MANAGEMENT OF AN ELDERLY PERSON’S AFFAIRS
A parent or relative may reach a point when he or she requires assistance with various aspects of daily living, from daily personal care and transportation to help with medical decisions or financial management. At such times, children or other family members commonly step in to help any way they can.
However, disagreements may arise among family members as to what’s best for an older loved one, even as the person’s ability to make their own decisions can be compromised by cognitive impairment, the beginnings of dementia, early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, or other infirmities. Concerns may arise that a family member or non-relative with access to the person and their sensitive information may be influencing decisions that others within the caring circle feel are not consistent with what their loved one truly wishes, or what is best for them.
These are delicate situations, rife with difficult emotions. Hurt, or suspicion of self-dealing, may damage trust or make communication seem hopeless or futile. When a loved one’s ability to make decisions regarding their care or property is severely compromised, adult guardianship may be warranted. At other times, the picture is not so clear.
You and your family don’t have to navigate these challenges alone. And you don’t have to spend all your loved one’s assets or your own money on costly courtroom procedures with frustrating timelines and uncertain outcomes. Let our team of professionals help you find more productive and cost-effective ways of dealing with familial strife-- before it gets out of control.Tell Us About Your Case