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Guardians and Conservators

Consumer's Toolkit for Health Care Advance Planning

Source: American Bar Association

Description:

Information and forms for making a health care advance directive (such as a living will or durable power of attorney for health care)


Getting Your Affairs in Order

Source: National Institute on Aging

Description:

"Age Page" gives information about advance planning for financial and healthcare matters in case of future incapacity.


Legal Issues in Planning for Incapacity

Source: Family Caregiver Alliance

Description:

Legal matters that should be discussed when a person has Alzheimer's disease or is otherwise incapacitated.


National Legal Resource Center

Source: U.S. Administration on Aging

Description:

Providing legal support to the aging advocacy network; focus includes elder abuse, housing, legal capacity


Planning Ahead

Source: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Description:

Explores issues regarding discussing your healthcare wishes with your loved ones and doctor


Protective Proceedings: Guardianships and Conservatorships

Source: Family Caregiver Alliance

Description:

Factsheet about selecting and serving as a person's guardian or conservator


What is Guardianship?

Source: National Guardianship Association

Description:

Overview of guardianship/conservatorship role, resources for family and professional guardians.


* The resources identified here are for informational purposes only, and do not constitute medical or legal advice. Readers are advised to contact their own medical professionals and legal advisors to determine the applicability of the information contained or referenced here to their individual circumstances.