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Airport Tips for Guardianship Clients and Senior/Disabled Individuals

Airport Tips for Guardianship Clients and Senior/Disabled Individuals

As a guardian or advocate, there are times when we work toward setting up out of state travel for our clients. Along with the legal legwork that may have to be done, such as obtaining the proper orders allowing travel, we have discovered some great tips for helping guardianship clients navigate through the airport. These…

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What Happens When a Client Can’t Take Care of Their Pet?

What Happens When a Client Can’t Take Care of Their Pet?

If you visit the Guardian Care office, you will most likely notice something out of the ordinary – pets roaming the hallways. Since 2012, we have had a cat named Whiskers* in our “day care program,” and recently we acquired a new resident, a bird named George*. Don’t worry – they are in different offices….

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When Mental Health Care Goes Right

When Mental Health Care Goes Right

Normally, you don’t hear many compliments about our mental health care system especially when a Baker Act is involved. But recently we had an experience where everything went great! There are times when everyone involved does it all really well. This happened with one of our clients, a head-injured fella (and my longest guardianship case,…

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Change of Address Policies When Changing Facilities

Change of Address Policies When Changing Facilities

If you are moving a client to a new facility, it’s a given that you don’t want to leave their mail behind. Unfortunately, you might soon realize that the post office will often refuse to process a request for Change of Address (COA) from one facility address to another. We’ve found two workarounds to make…

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