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Learning about different types of guardians

When a Nevada resident becomes incapable of making his or her own decisions, a guardian can be appointed. A guardian may be considered either a testamentary guardian or a temporary guardian. A testamentary guardian is someone who is appointed under a parent's will to look after a minor child or an adult child who has special needs.

Rights of individuals under guardianships

Senior citizens in Nevada who are unable to handle their own affairs due to health complications can be put under guardianships. This court-ordered designation allows family members, professional guardians or other qualified individuals to take over paying an elderly person's bills, arrange his or her doctor's visits, make sure he or she eats and handle any other critical services. However, there are some guardians who may abuse the situation and steal the senior's property, personal belongings and money, leaving them destitute and alone.

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