A guardian is an individual authorized by the court to handle the personal affairs of another individual, which can include arranging for the “incapacitated” individual’s personal needs, residence, and medical treatment. In certain situations, a guardian may gain the authority to administer anti-psychotic medication after receiving a “Rogers Order” from the court.
There are ways that individuals can proactively plan so that they minimize the chances that a guardianship is later necessary.
For example. a Caregiver Authorization Affidavit might suffice to accomplish the desired results rather than a guardianship of a minor. A health care proxy might similarly be a better alternative and a less expensive solution for some than a guardianship of an adult.
To learn about your options, call the attorneys at Finn & Eaton, P.C. at (781) 484-1066 or email us to schedule a free consultation.