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  • Alternatives to Guardianship with Advance Directives

    Allowing an individual to make advance directions concerning his or her health care lets each person control the direction of his or her own health care and eliminates that burden from other family members who may be in disagreement or who simply may not know what to do. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Human Resources
  • The Law on Guardianship in Georgia

    You can have a guardian or conservator appointed to help make decisions for an adult who is physically or mentally unable to communicate significant decisions about his or her life. What is Guardianship? A guardianship is a probate court appointment of guardian to make decisions for an adult who has lost sufficient capacity to make or communicate significant responsible decisions concerning his or her health or safety. The power of a guardian over the person of his ward is like that of the parent over his child, but only to the extent necessary for the adult’s actual limitations and in the least restrictive manner possible while observing that adult’s individual rights and dignity. What is Conservatorship? It is a designation based upon the same principle as in #1 above except the adult has lost sufficient capacity to make or communicate significant responsible decisions concerning “the management of his or her property”. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services