What is the role of a guardian?

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CHFS Guardianship Services is authorized by KRS 387.600 to be appointed guardian for legally disabled adults who have been adjudicated as incapable of making informed decisions regarding personal and/or financial affairs and for whom no other able, willing or suitable person is available to service. 

CHFS Guardianship should be the last resort and in place only when necessary, to promote the well being of an individual including protection from neglect, abuse and/or exploitation. 

Powers and duties may include securing health and social services, securing living arrangements, managing financial affairs; as well as securing and giving consent for these and other services necessary for the overall safety and well-being of the individual under guardianship.

In all cases the Guardian complies with the authority and limitations of the court that has jurisdiction and knows the extent of the powers granted by the court and does not act beyond those powers.