Guardianship is a legal decision made by a court. The decision made is that a particular person has become incapacitated. He or she can no longer make decisions about him or herself. The Court also appoints a “guardian” to make decisions for the person it deems incapacitated. This guardian is answerable to the Court. Guardians…

Hidden cameras are now available to address the significant increase in elder abuse complaints against home health aides. New Jersey has decided to expand its hidden camera program that began in December 2016. It has been very successful in catching abusers, both among in-home caregivers, and those in nursing homes. Findings By The New Jersey…

Increasingly, we Baby-Boomers are being called to care for a parent, or another, who has dementia. At the more advanced stages of this disease, the individual will lose capacity to make decisions about their finances, health care, living arrangements and the like. Unless the person had signed a power of attorney, prior to becoming incapacitated,…

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It is often assumed that when an incapacitated person needs a guardian, all right of decision making is taken from the person in need. While the removal of the right of self-decision making may be required in the vast majority of cases, it is not necessarily so. More and more states, including New Jersey, have…