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Patient Quality of Life: Should Doctors Guess It?
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Guides To Disability Issues
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Child With A Serious Illness
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Section 17 - End of Life
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Section 19 - After Death Occurs
Hospice FAQS
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Ill Person's Feelings
Caregiving & Family Harmony
Caregiver Grief ~Article
End of Life
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Estate Planning Definition
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Long Term Care-Facts & Rights
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When death nears - Signs and Symptoms
Some Facts About Artificial Nutrition and Hydration
Things To Consider-Artificial Nutrition and Hydration
Conservator~Guardianship Resources
Conservatorship - what is it?
If you suffer from an incurable disease or are involved in a debilitating accident and are unable to manage your own affairs, state law might require someone to go to court to have a conservator appointed by the court.
The conservator is given the authority to make financial decisions and handle your financial affairs, under court supervision, when you lack the capacity to manage them on your own.
The conservator has to make periodic reports to the court and petition the court for additional authority under certain circum-stances. The court will often require your conservator to purchase a "surety bond" which is a type of insurance policy, to protect the conservatorship estate. The costs and expenses of a conservatorship are paid by your estate.
Are conservators paid?
Typically a conservatorship allows the conservator to be paid for his or her services. The conservator is also entitled to attorney fees to seek legal advice. In addition, the court will require a conservator to purchase a type of insurance policy known as a "surety bond" to protect the conservatorship estate. The costs and expenses of a conservatorship are paid from the property of the person.
What Is Guardianship? Adult guardianship is a legal relationship between a court-appointed individual or program (the "guardian") and an individual who is found by the court to be incapacitated (the "ward") due to dementia, developmental disability, stroke, brain injury, chronic mental illness or other causes. See site for full explanation.
Standards of Guardianship [PDF 22 pages]- This is must-have document covers NGA standards, including: Conflict of Interest; Decision Making; Personal Needs; Personal Contact and Ongoing Responsibilities; Medical Services and Medical Treatment; and Management of the Estate and the Ward. Each standard is explained in detail and provides guidance to guardians in the private and public sectors.
Model Code of Ethics for Guardians [PDF 20 pages] - This comprehensive publication reviews ethical issues dealing with: relationship between the guardian and the ward; custody of the person; management of the estate; termination and limitation of guardianship; and more.
Choosing a Guardian for Your Children -Nolo.law Center - Use your will to name a personal guardian for your children, to raise them in the highly unlikely event you can't.
Nature of Guardianship FAQ - Nolo.law Center  Frequently asked questions explaining guardianships of children, including the guardian's duties,  the difference between guardianship and adoption, and more.

Establishing and Maintaining a Guardianship FAQ  Nolo.law Center What to do if you want to obtain legal guardianship of a child.
When Guardianship May Be Necessary FAQ  Nolo.law Center These frequently asked questions explain when you do -- and don't -- need to seek legal guardianship of a child in your care.
Guardianship Forms
Guardianship Forms -All forms
are in a PDF file format. You will need Acrobat Reader in order to view and download these documents for both a child or adult..
Guardianship Services, Inc.
Volunteer guardians of Guardianship Services, Inc., give compassion, care,
and friendship to legally incapacitated adults in Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Texas. Guardianship Services, Inc. recruits, screens and trains volunteers to serve as court-appointed guardians for legally incapacitated adults who are unable to manage their everyday affairs and have no family members or friends who are willing, able or suitable to serve as guardians.
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