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Older Caregivers and Guardianship: A Primer

Older caregivers may be unfamiliar with guardianship, and may not know if it could help or hinder their caregiving. This article explores questions that professionals who are counseling older caregivers should ask, including whether guardianship is needed or if there is a less restrictive option; whether the caregiver should petition and what to expect of the court proceeding; whether the caregiver should take on the legal responsibility of serving as guardian; and what happens in case of family conflict, abuse by a guardian, or inability of a guardian to continue serving.

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Key Information

Type of Reference
Jour
Type of Work
Journal article
Publisher
American society on aging
ISBN/ISSN
0738-7806
Publication Year
2018
Issue Number
3
Journal Titles
Generations
Volume Number
42
Start Page
82
End Page
89