The National Center for State Courts recently released a new online training course to assist individuals explore ways to help older adults make financial decisions with informal supports, legal options, or adult guardianship.
The Finding the Right Fit: Decision-Making Supports and Guardianship training provides a broad overview of decision-making supports and guardianship that is not specific to state laws or rules. It provides information and guidance on finding the right kind of supports for someone’s needs, including:
- Supporting someone in making their own choices about health, money, and lifestyle.
- Discovering ways to exercise independence.
- Deciding whether to become a guardian or conservator, and how to support a person’s self-determination and decision-making as a guardian or conservator.
- Preventing and addressing abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation that may occur with any of the above options.
This training was produced by the National Center for State Courts with the assistance of the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging and supported by a contract funded by the Office for Victims of Crime and awarded by the Elder Justice Initiative, U.S. Department of Justice.
View Finding the Right Fit: Decision-Making Supports and Guardianship to learn more and take this training. It takes approximately 2 hours to complete the training.
(Posted October 1, 2019)