The Caregiver’s Experience

Today, more than one in five Americans are caregivers, having provided care to an adult or child with special needs at some point in the past 12 months. There are varying levels of difficulty with each caregiver’s role, and with the growing population of caregivers this means more individuals need support dealing with physical, emotional, or financial stress. If this sounds like your situation, arrangeCARE is here to support you.

Understanding the Basics of Guardianship

Guardians are expected to act in the best interests of the incapacitated person. While guardianship removes certain rights and privileges from the ward, the intent is to preserve as much of the person’s independence and decision-making as possible. In Texas, the two types of guardianship are Guardian of the Person, whose responsibility is to take care of the ward’s physical well-being, and Guardian of Estate, who is appointed to manage a ward’s assets. Both types of guardians may be appointed by the court and can be the same individual or entity.