Attorney-CPA Joe Cordell and co-host Susan Arthur discuss the tools that are available if or when you have dementia or some type of cognitive issue as you get older and you require specific care. They highlight this issue through the lens of the case of Kise and Larry Davis, as featured in the AARP magazine. They discuss how Larry had been taking care of his stepmother, Kise, from a distance until she changed her Power of Attorney to give power to a trusted friend, a handyman, in the area.
They discuss how a guardianship would have impacted the situation and how a guardianship can affect the level of care that the elder in need requires. Joe uses this opportunity to highlight the difference between a conservatorship and a guardianship, as well as talks about how a Guardian Ad Litem can impact this type of situation for all involved.