Guardianship/Conservatorship, June 27, 2014

(2014) Guardianship/Conservatorship, June 27, 2014. Aging, Department of (Elder Affairs, Department of)

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Abstract

Guardians and conservators are appointed by the court to make personal and financial care decisions on behalf of another (the “ward”). However, the fact that one has been appointed a guardian or conservator does not mean that their authority to make decisions is necessarily unlimited. Courts are legally obligated to consider the least restrictive alternatives before issuing a guardianship or conservatorship that would grant full decision-making authority.

Item Type: Newsletter
Keywords: Ombudsman, nursing home, facility, residents, guardian, conservator, aging, old, elderly
Subjects: Health and medicine > Healthcare > Nursing homes and assisted living facilities
Social issues and programs > Aging
ID Code: 22875
Deposited By: Pat Wyatt
Deposited On: 20 Oct 2016 18:32
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2016 18:32
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/22875