Silver Alert issued 9/5/14 at 8:31 A.M. NYPD has issued a Silver Alert for the disappearance of John Smith, male, Hispanic, 68 years old, from East 205th Street and Grand Concourse in The Bronx. Mr. Smith suffers from Alzheimer's disease and dementia. He is described as 5'7" tall, 145 lbs., with gray hair. He was last seen wearing a white and green Polo shirt, tan khaki pants and black shoes. A photo is attached. If you see Mr. Smith, please call 9-1-1.
Have you ever seen one of these? Our phones and emails are full of alerts with disappearances of elderly people. They walk out of their apartments and don’t know where they are as they suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia. Knowing that someone you love is out there and scared because they can no longer function properly can be frustrating and scary for the elderly person and his/her family. If their memory doesn’t work as well as it used to, how can they live from day to day, pay bills, remember to lock the front door? Luckily, there are procedures put in place to allow family to take control of the mentally disabled adult. Such procedures are called Guardianships.
An Adult Guardianship is where a person is chosen by the court to take care of an individual, who is not able to take care of himself. Such responsibilities may include making medical decisions, managing their property, paying bills and deciding where they live. It is the job of the court to decided who is best fit to take care of the person in need, what the guardianships responsibilities are going to be and to take away guardianship rights if the appointed guardian is not doing their job right.
If your loved one suffers from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, it is in every party’s best interest to deal with an attorney who is certified in Article 81 (Adult) Guardianships, such as Attorney Inna Fershteyn, so that the incapacitated adult’s needs can be met as soon as possible by the best person possible. If you are interested in becoming someone’s guardian or have more questions, do not hesitate to meet with New York Top GuardianshipAttorney Inna Fershteyn.
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