Friday, October 26, 2007

Is it better to try to keep the "Ward" in their own home?

by Maria Gallo,Esq.

As a professional guardian myself and a lawyer, I know that it is always best to keep someone in their own home.

It may not be the cheapest but it is the best for the ward. A "good" nursing home will cost about $5500 a month and when I say "good", you know what I mean.

Even the best nursing homes leave MUCH to be desired.

A private aide in the ward's own home is always the most comfortable for the ward so long as the private aide can be trusted.

This is always a trick too but with supervision, the ward's assets in the home could be protected.Also the ward's family and heir should be allowed information about their elder family member and their assets.

The ward is not to be isolated from family and friends, just protected from harm and exploitation.

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