Guardianships may be needed by the elderly or those with special needs. It can be difficult to watch the ones we love struggle to complete even the most basics tasks in life. However, when older relatives or relatives with special needs are facing difficulties, the law provides an avenue to help them – guardianships.
Guardianships can be established by the Orphans’ Court so that a competent person can make important decisions on behalf of those who are incapacitated and unable to make decisions for themselves. The decisions may be related to financial or personal matters. For elderly individuals, the decisions may be related to placing the elderly individual in a nursing home so that they can receive the specialized attention they need. For those with special needs, it may involve a move to a different type of residential facility, one that can provide intense, one-on-one attention.
These types of decisions require careful thought and consideration, as well as funding. With a guardianship in place, a competent individual will be able to consider the available resources and make decisions that are in the best interests of the persons involved.
At our law firm, we understand that even the decision to pursue guardianship can be difficult. Many people have questions about the process and what rights are involved. Our attorneys do our best to make sure that our clients receive the most up-to-date legal information about their own unique circumstances. Pennsylvania residents deserve to feel comfortable about their choices when it comes to the people they love. For more information, please visit our website.