We coordinate care, we advocate and we are fiduciaries.
Once appointed, a certified professional guardian will be a part of the assessment of the physical, mental and social needs of your loved one as guardian of the person, and additionally will be responsible for both garnering and preserving their financial assets as guardian of the estate. In the state of Washington, a CPG advocates for the least restrictive options that give the client the most autonomy, while also getting them the care and services they need.
COURT APPOINTED GUARDIAN
The legislative intent behind guardianship is to "protect the liberty and autonomy of all people of this state, and to enable them to exercise their rights under the law to the maximum extent, consistent with the capacity of each person."
Often, the steps toward setting up care for someone who is incapacitated feels overwhelming. We want our loved ones safe and cared for, but we may not have the knowledge of how to do it. A guardian of the person is appointed for the sole purpose of coordination of care for an incapacitated person.
SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST
When a person is disabled and deemed incapacitated there are many public services that can be utilized to provide on-going care. In addition, private resources, when available, can be used in the form of a trust to further ensure security and stability .