Category: Guardianship

Signs That Your Parent Needs a Guardianship

As your parents age, you may realize that they seem to be more forgetful, such as forgetting to close the garage door, repeating stories, or not knowing what day of the week it is. These memory lapses often intensify over the years, and what begins as “senior moments” can quickly turn into dementia, a condition… Continued

Do You Need an Adult Guardianship?

Guardianship is a legal tool used to keep “incapacitated” or “incompetent” individuals from putting themselves in harm’s way. Typically, guardianship is applied when a person’s cognitive decline, dementia, or Alzheimer’s makes them incapable of caring for themselves. While an elderly person who forgets names easily, or even what year it is, may not need a… Continued

What You Need to Know NOW About Guardianship in Maryland

Guardianship is appointed by the court when an adult is unable to take care of their personal or financial needs due to incapacitation, age, disease, or disability, in accordance with Maryland legal guidelines. Additionally, guardianship is established for minor children when their parent or parents are unable to provide adequate care due to an illness,… Continued

For Some Elders, Guardianship is Akin to Prison

As a senior citizen with wisdom learned through countless life lessons, one would expect to be treated with a high level of respect and admiration. Senior citizens have provided and sacrificed for their families for decades, and it only makes sense that they should be treated with respect, appreciation, and a high social status. Unfortunately,… Continued