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    1 : SEEKING GUARDIANSHIP and/or conservatorship in oregon Protecting an Elderly Loved One
    2 : The Greying of America
    3 : Life expectancy in America has risen significantly in recent decades
    4 : Living longer, however, increases the risk of suffering from Alzheimer’s or another dementia related illness
    5 : If you have an elderly family member or loved one who needs protecting you may need to petition to become guardian or conservator
    6 : Dementia Statistics
    7 : Alzheimer’s is not the only dementia related illness nor is dementia the only cause of incapacity; however, statistics relating to Alzheimer’s provide a glimpse into how common guardianship and conservatorships will be in the future
    8 : Alzheimer’s is not the only dementia related illness nor is dementia the only cause of incapacity; however, statistics relating to Alzheimer’s provide a glimpse into how common guardianship and conservatorships will be in the future
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    10 : Guardianship Explained
    11 : A GUARDIAN is someone who is legally appointed by a court to protect a “protected person”
    12 : In this case, the “protected person” is your elderly family member or loved one
    13 : Guardian has legal authority and control over the protected person – not the assets or estate of the person
    14 : Guardian makes daily decisions for the protected person such as where he/she will live or which doctor he/she treats with
    15 : Extent of Authority Granted in Guardianship
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    17 : Conservatorship Explained
    18 : A CONSERVATOR is appointed by a court to protect the estate of a protected person
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    20 : Extent of Authority Granted in a Conservatorship
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    22 : Incapacity Defined
    23 : For a court to consider guardianship and/or conservatorship the court must first determine that the proposed protected person is incapacitated
    24 : ORS 125.005 defines “incapacitated” as: “a condition in which a person´s ability to receive and evaluate information effectively or communicate decisions is impaired to such an extent that the person presently lacks the capacity to meet the essential requirement for the person´s physical health or safety.”
    25 : Guardianship/Conservatorship Proceedings
    26 : Deciding to seek guardianship/conservatorship is a difficult one
    27 : Once you have made the decision, the process includes:
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    30 : Fulfilling Role of Guardian/Conservator
    31 : Court issues letters of guardianship/conservatorship
    32 : Court will retain oversight
    33 : You will need to report to court periodically to ensure that you are fulfilling your duties and responsibilities in an acceptable manner
    34 : Learn More About Guardianship and/or Conservatorship in Portland Oregon

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