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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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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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How to Manage a Client’s Budget with Government Support Systems

How do you handle money with a physically and socially active client who has a need for spending money in the community? While it may be tempting, giving this client spending money straight from their account can cause a whole range of problems. Many of the government support programs and services typically utilized by elderly…

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Q+A: How to Access Grandma’s Storage Unit

Q: My grandmother has a storage unit, but they won’t let me get into it. She recently fell sick with Alzheimer’s and is now in a nursing home. She can’t really make sense when she tries to talk, so she isn’t much help trying to access the unit. We can’t afford to pay these storage…

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Don’t Count on Your Pension: Why It’s Important to Have a Retirement Plan

You work hard all your life being a dedicated employee, giving your time and resources to your employer. Surely you can count on them to take care of you when you retire, just like you took care of them when you worked, right? After all, they did promise you an attractive pension plan. Unfortunately for…

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