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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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“I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me” – The Good and Bad of Using Nanny Cams

“I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me” – The Good and Bad of Using Nanny Cams

As the Guardian of incapacitated adults, we are often charged with the care, custody and control of every aspect of the client’s life. Simultaneously, we must continually balance many polar-opposite standards – the stated wishes of the client, versus what is in their best interest; the substituted judgment standard; budget constraints; safety, ethical, and family…

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15 Tips to Avoid Growing Complacent as a Guardian

15 Tips to Avoid Growing Complacent as a Guardian

In the beginning of a Guardianship, when we are busy learning all the little nuances about a client, it’s easy to see the world with fresh eyes. After all, they’re a new client, and their world is completely unknown to us. Once we have been the Guardian of a client for an extended period of…

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Small Talk Can Reveal Big Information

Small Talk Can Reveal Big Information

Small talk, by its very definition, alludes to conversation that is trivial and meaningless; but small talk can reveal volumes of information if you really listen to what is being said. In our professional lives, it is easy to get swept away with productivity. Everything we do must be accounted for and must be productive…

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