"I feel privileged you and your staff were a key part of Mom's life. I shall miss our meetings in Denver, too. I know that you will continue to affect the lives of those under your case management and bring them the same qualities and quality of life you helped Mom live to the end of her life."
Quality of life means something different to everyone. As guardians, we seek to understand what quality of life means to each of our wards and make decisions based on their wishes and needs.
We always adhere to the guardian orders when making decisions. When the ward has never expressed desires concerning a specific issue, we follow the best interest standard. As guardians, we accept the responsibility of protecting our wards’ quality of life with compassion and diligence.
Our goal in guardianship is to promote the ward’s highest level of independence while ensuring safety.
Guardianship Duties and Responsibilities
1. Arrange for and make medical decisions about care, medical treatment
and other services
2. Consider the values and desires of the ward in all decision making
3. Encourage the ward to participate in decisions and act on his/her own
4. Determine optimal placement within budgetary constraints
5. See that basic needs are met, including food, clothing, shelter,
6. File an initial personal care plan report as directed by the court
7. Submit timely annual reports to the court
8. Encourage family involvement as desired