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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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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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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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