guardianship

Guardianship SQ
Junette, una cuidadora familiar de Arkansas, comprende muy bien los desafíos de proveer los mejores cuidados posibles para su hija adulta, Colleen. En el 2007, Colleen sufrió lesiones graves en un accidente de choque y fuga. Desde entonces, Junette, su esposo, Johnny, y el esposo de Colleen, Mark, han hecho todo lo posible por cuidar a Colleen en casa. Cuando se les preguntó si Colleen debería vivir en un hogar para adultos discapacitados, su respuesta fue "¡Absolutamente no!". Ahora, Junette y Johnny ayudan con las responsabilidades para cuidar a Colleen, mientras que Mark actúa como su tutor. La tutela de adultos es un proceso en el que un tribunal estatal nombra a una persona para que se encargue del bienestar, y posiblemente las finanzas, de otra persona que no puede cuidar de sí misma. Los tutores pueden ser familiares, amigos o profesionales no relacionados que sean nombrados por un juez. Hemos visto en todo el país un incremento en la acción para mejorar las leyes, prácticas y procedimientos obsoletos sobre la tutela. Los legisladores estatales, jueces y defensores de la familia, así como otras personas interesadas, están trabajando para:
Guardianship SQ
Junette, a family caregiver from Arkansas, understands the challenges of providing the best possible care for her adult daughter, Colleen. In 2007, Colleen was injured severely in a hit-and-run accident. Since that time, Junette, her husband, Johnny, and Colleen’s husband, Mark, have done everything possible to care for Colleen at home. They said, "Absolutely not!" when asked if Colleen should be placed in a nursing home. Now, Junette and Johnny help with caregiving responsibilities for Colleen, while Mark serves as her guardian. Adult guardianship is a process by which a state court appoints an individual to care for the well-being, and possibly finances, of another person who is unable to care for him or herself. Guardians can be family members, friends, or non-related professionals appointed by a judge. Across the country, we’ve seen an uptick in action to improve outdated guardianship laws, procedures, and practices. State legislators, judges, family advocates, and other stakeholders are working to:
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