Guardians, Conservators, Powers of Attorney, and Advanced Directives: A Guide for Families and Long Term Care Providers in Oregon
In this free sixteen page booklet I explain the basic legal documents and court procedures used when an elder faces disability due to deterioration in mental capacity. I discuss both the advantages and disadvantages of powers of attorney. I explain advanced directives, and I set out the standards for establishing a guardianship or conservatorship. It is designed for families, care providers, and anyone else interested in the legal issues surrounding loss of mental capacity due to aging.