What sort of decisions does a guardian make about a dependent adult?
When appointing a guardian the court will specify which of the following matters will be decisions for the guardian to make:
- where the dependent adult is to live, either temporarily or permanently;
- with whom the dependent adult will live and associate;
- if the dependent adult should engage in social activities and the nature and extent of such activities;
- if the dependent adult should work, and if so, the nature or type of work and for whom;
- if there should be participation in educational, vocational, or other training;
- if the dependent adult should apply for any licence, permit, or other approval;
- whether to start or settle any legal proceedings that do not relate to the estate of the dependent adult;
- to consent to any health care that is in the best interests of the dependent adult;
- to make normal day-to-day decisions on behalf of the dependent adult, including matters of diet and dress;
- any other matters allowed by the court and required by the guardian to take proper care of the dependent adult.