Guardianship is a legal process, utilized when a person can no longer make or communicate safe or sound decisions about his/her person and /or property or has become susceptible to fraud or undue influence.

A Knowledgeable Person

Just as you select with care the person who is your legal adviser, so should you select with care the person who will be appointed by the courts to serve as a Guardian for you or your loved one should the need arise.

A Coordinator of Services

A Guardian arranges for everything from bill paying, to yard work, health care, social visits, or any other services necessary for the client’s comfort, safety, and overall well being. Everything is coordinated by a Guardian for the benefit of an incapacitated person.

A Financial Manager

The Guardian is responsible for the marshalling and protection of assets and income of the client. The Guardian is also charged with selecting the best financial manager to secure the best methods of investment for those assets that will preserve the value and deliver the necessary income to provide the client an optimum level of care and comfort. For each person whom a Guardian serves, an Annual Accounting of those assets is presented and approved by the courts.

An Advocate

A Guardian actively advocates for protection of the client. This advocacy covers all aspects of the client’s life and well being, from coordination of pet services to assuring that advanced directives are honored by medical providers.

Guardians assist individuals who are legally incapacitated and can no longer manage their personal or financial affairs.

Our clients are people with conditions (Elderly, Developmentally Disabled, Mentally Ill, Cognitive and Physical Disabilities) who require someone to help them make important decisions. We are appointed through a legal process in which the rights of the individual are protected and the needs of the individual are reviewed and approved by the courts.

Following a hearing on a guardianship petition, the court may set up limited or full guardianship. Based on the authority that is handed to us, we help good people make decisions on their personal, medical, and financial needs that are best for them.

Elder Pathways Inc. accepts the appointment of Guardian for adults with developmental disabilities who need a readily available guardian to act on their behalf. The organization serves as the sole guardian, co-guardian, or personal advocate for the individual.

We also accept the appointment of successor guardian for families who plan ahead to ensure that their loved one always has a Guardian even when they are no longer able or are here to serve in that capacity. Parents express tremendous relief and peace of mind when they have successfully planned for the organization to serve as the successor guardian for their child. Elder Pathways Inc makes a lifelong commitment and promise to the people for whom we serve and the families who have entrusted us with this important role.

Whether Elder Pathways Inc. is the sole guardian or co-guardian with a family member, we give the same attention to detail to each and every individual, enabling a lifetime of opportunity, comfort and safety for individuals with developmental disabilities.

For more information about Elder Pathways Inc’s guardianship programs, please call 352-266-8477