A Guardian is appointed by the Court to manage the health and/or financial affairs of an Incapacitated Person. A judge makes a decision on capacity with testimony during a court hearing.
Guardian of the Person:
The Arc Alliance Guardianship Services provides services to individuals who are in need of someone to make decisions on their behalf that ensures their safety and well-being. The Arc Alliance Guardianship Services is appointed by the court to make personal, medical and end of life decisions as the Guardian of Person. The scope of these powers is defined by the court.
Guardian of the Estate:
The Arc Alliance Guardianship Services ensures that individual estates (financial matters) are managed and protected in a responsible (fiduciary) manner. This includes but is not limited to: filing inventory, initial and annual reports with the court and safeguarding all assets. Medical Assistance applications are processed for individuals who reside in long-term care facilities, are eligible for community waiver programs and those eligible to receive services through the Department of Human Services (DHS). The scope of these powers is defined by the court.
If you have additional questions or need to speak with someone regarding Guardianship services, please contact us today. Simply complete the form, indicating the question you have and we will get back to you shortly with the answer or resources you need.