If you are unable to make informed decisions for yourself due to a medical condition, disability or otherwise, then a Guardian can be appointed to make financial or healthcare decisions for you. The probate court can also appoint a Guardian in a limited capacity for a narrow range of decisions on your behalf. The person appointed as Guardian can be a family member, an attorney, a social worker or a close friend. 

Guardianship Proceedings

There is a preference under Ohio law for a Guardianship to be granted only least intrusive measures are unavailable.  For instance, if you already have a Durable Power of Attorney in place authorizing another to make decisions for you regarding your financial affairs the court may opt not to appoint a guardian. 

Guardianship proceedings are very intrusive.  At Winkler Legal, LLC we have experience representing clients in Guardianship proceedings.  Every Guardianship proceeding is different, and we will work with you so that we understand the facts and family dynamics.  If you are involved in a Guardianship matter or would like to take steps today to avoid a guardianship proceeding in the future, please call us for a free consultation to assess your circumstances.  

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With knowledge and foresight, we assist our clients in being involved and informed in their own unique decision-making process. We offer a wealth of information including videos, detailed blog postings on hot topics, informational articles, and comprehensive seminars. If you still have any questions, we offer free consultations to discuss your personal needs. 

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Medicaid Home Care

Traditionally, Medicaid has paid for long-term care in a nursing home, but because most individuals would rather be cared for at home and home care is cheaper, all 50 states now have Medicaid programs that offer at least some home care. 

Can You Put a Surveillance Camera in a Nursing Home Room?

Technological advances have made it easier to stay connected with loved ones all the time. This has included the ability to install cameras in a loved one's nursing home room. These so-called “granny cams” have legal and privacy implications. 

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