This manual has been developed to assist families in addressing the very difficult and universal question "Who will care for my family member when I am gone?"
The goal of this manual is to provide families with sufficient information about their long-term planning options to permit them to take the steps necessary to finalize the arrangements which best meet their particular situation. Careful consideration is given to assisting families in planning a secure future for their family member with a disability without the fear of loss of governmental benefits or invasion of their trust principal.
|Family Manual - Table of Contents|
|Chapter 1||Why Do Families of Individuals with Disabilities Need to Plan Differently
|Chapter 2||Durable Power of Attorney - When and Why is it Appropriate?
|Chapter 3||Guardianship - When and Why is it Appropriate?
|Chapter 4||Self Determination - Substituted Judgement
|Chapter 5||How to Plan for Individual Needs - What Needs do You Want to Meet?
|Chapter 6||Changes in the Family That Affect Planning
|Chapter 7||Who Needs to Plan?
|Chapter 8||Planning with Family Money
|Chapter 9||Planning with an Individual's Money
|Chapter 10||Frequently Asked Questions