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Guardians and Conservators

Consumer's Toolkit for Health Care Advance Planning

Source: American Bar Association


Information and forms for making a health care advance directive (such as a living will or durable power of attorney for health care)

Getting Your Affairs in Order

Source: National Institute on Aging


"Age Page" gives information about advance planning for financial and healthcare matters in case of future incapacity.

Legal Issues in Planning for Incapacity

Source: Family Caregiver Alliance


Legal matters that should be discussed when a person has Alzheimer's disease or is otherwise incapacitated.

National Center on Law and Elder Rights



NCLER provides free case consultation assistance for attorneys and professionals seeking more information to help older adults.

Planning Ahead

Source: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization


Explores issues regarding discussing your healthcare wishes with your loved ones and doctor

Protective Proceedings: Guardianships and Conservatorships

Source: Family Caregiver Alliance


Factsheet about selecting and serving as a person's guardian or conservator

What is Guardianship?

Source: National Guardianship Association


Overview of guardianship/conservatorship role, resources for family and professional guardians.