services are needed when no other viable alternatives are available for
a person who has become incapable of managing his or her own financial
and/or personal affairs. Establishing a guardianship is a legal process
and is determined by the courts. Although medical evidence is usually
used in determining incapacity, it is important to remember that incapacity is a legal term, not a medical definition.
Many factors, including
mental and physical health, personal environment, and financial status
can impact an individual's capacity. When needed an emergency temporary
guardian is appointed by the court until a decision is made whether or
not an individual needs a guardian of the person and/or property.
placement appropriate to needs
visitation and monitoring of care
of medical, psychiatric, and rehabilitative services
for medical treatment
for benefits on the person's behalf
guardians are accountable to the local court and must get prior approval
for many decisions and provide an annual written report of actions taken
and services provided.
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