- Written by Amy Miles Kowalski
Calls to our office from family members concerned about elderly relatives are not uncommon. For example, a son visiting his father in an assisted living facility may realize that his dad has left the stove on, failed to pay bills or clean up obvious messes. Perhaps the son wants to move the father into a more secure living environment but is being met with resistance. The father may be suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s and be unable to meet some basic needs and handle financial matters. In such a case, a guardianship and/or conservatorship may be appropriate.