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AgedCare is a non-profit professional guardianship company. Our purpose is to be a resource for families by providing limited and plenary guardianship care for incapacitated persons and persons with developmental disabilities.

Family & Professional Guardianship

A complete planning guidebook for guardianship of adults and children with Dementia, Alzheimer’s & Developmental Disabilities by Homer L. Hartage.

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Read our latest blogs and news to discover important information on guardianship.

AgedCare is a non-profit professional guardianship company. Our purpose is to be a resource for families by providing limited and plenary guardianship care for incapacitated persons and persons with developmental disabilities.

Florida Grants New Guardianship Rights to Disabled Adults

Legal guardianship for adults with disabilities is a crucial aspect of ensuring their well-being and protection. In Florida, like in many other states, legal guardianship provides individuals with disabilities the necessary support and representation to navigate various aspects of their lives. Understanding the intricacies of legal guardianship is essential for both individuals with disabilities and their families. It empowers them to make informed decisions and unlock new opportunities for personal growth and independence.  Guardianship’s Impact on Disabled Adults’ Lives Protection & Advocacy: Legal guardians act as advocates and protectors, ensuring that the individual’s rights are respected and their needs are…

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Florida’s New Approach to Guardianship for Adults with Mental Illness

In Florida, guardianship plays a crucial role in ensuring the well-being of adults with mental illness. As a guardian, I have witnessed firsthand the importance of this legal framework in providing support and protection to individuals who may not have the capacity to make decisions for themselves. Understanding the concept of guardianship is essential for anyone involved in the care of adults with mental illness in Florida.  How to determine if guardianship is necessary? In Florida, the process of determining the need for guardianship involves filing a petition with the court. The court will appoint a committee of professionals to…

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Family & Professional Guardianship | Watch The Introduction Video

Watch The Video: They have loved you unconditionally, sacrificed for you endlessly, and shaped you into the person you are today. Their wrinkles, their eyes, their hands – they all speak of their rich and meaningful lives. Protect and care for your loved ones with ease. Get a copy of Homer Hartage’s new book, ‘Family & Professional Guardianship. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WOAZltQJ0k&t=2s This comprehensive guidebook covers everything from legal aspects to practical tips, from ethical issues to emotional challenges. Learn the facts about guardianship and how it affects you or your loved one. Choose the optimal type of guardianship for your needs and…

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Rethinking Guardianship As A Shield, Not A Shackle

Introduction: “Family and Professional Guardianship” serves as a comprehensive guidebook for guardians of adults and children dealing with Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Developmental Disabilities. The Emotional Challenge: Witnessing a loved one struggle to manage their affairs independently is both tough and emotional. When they face limitations due to conditions like Dementia or Alzheimer’s, they require assistance in making informed decisions related to their daily lives. There’s often fear that they might be vulnerable to exploitation or harmful situations. Understanding Guardianship: If you’re contemplating adult guardianship or guardianship for a minor, it’s essential to recognize that guardianship is a legal process. The…

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Family & Professional Guardianship | Watch The Introduction Video

Watch The Video: A new book by Homer Hartage, “Family & Professional Guardianship”, is a comprehensive guidebook for guardianship of adults with Dementia, Alzheimer’s & Disabilities. It covers everything from legal aspects to practical tips, from ethical issues to emotional challenges. In this book, Family & Professional Guardianship, you will gain insightful facts about what guardianship is and how it affects you or your loved one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRMfBXbwU-M You will learn how to choose the optimal type of guardianship for your needs, and the costs and fees that guardians can charge, and who pays them. And you will learn the difference between professional guardians and family guardians,…

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Can You Take Steps To Prevent This From Happening To You.

Yes. You can place assets in trust and designate a successor trustee to manage the trust assets in the event of their incapacity, a guardianship/conservatorship could potentially be avoided. You can designate someone via his/her estate planning documents to act as guardian in the event of his/her incapacitation. This way, even if cede control of your finances to a guardian, it would be to a guardian of your choice. You can grant durable power of attorney to someone or an institution. However, even if appropriate safeguards are taken, you may not be guaranteed that a guardianship/ conservatorship requested by you will be…

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What Is Wendy Williams Saying | Not Being Able to Access Her Millions

Watch The Video: Wendy Williams SPEAKS OUT on Not Being Able to Access Her Millions. TV personality Wendy Williams, 57, guardianship case is sealed. So, no one really knows’ what the details are. However, here is what we know. Wendy Williams’ case is in New York, is a legal arrangement she called Financial Guardianship. In Florida, this is referred to as Guardianship of the Property. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsTHw75ymOY Allegedly Wendy Williams requested her bank statements from Wells Fargo at the start of the year. She found that the financial institution had restricted her from accessing them, but it had frozen her bank…

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Why Did Wells Fargo Freeze Wendy Williams’ Account?

Upon learning that Wendy Williams’ Wells Fargo account is frozen, it is natural to wonder: Does a bank have a right to do that? After all, we place our trust in banks to securely hold our funds and release them to us upon our request. Under what conditions can a bank deny us access to our own hard-earned assets? In its petition, Wells Fargo justified its decision to freeze the TV mogul’s accounts by citing its authority under various client contracts to “pause or reject instructions for a proposed transaction,” pending judicial or administrative remedies, in the event “exploitation, dementia or…

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Wendy Williams’ Guardianship Explained By A Professional Guardian

TV personality Wendy Williams, 57, guardianship case is sealed. So, no one really knows’ what the details are. However, here is what we know.Wendy Williams’ case is in New York, is a legal arrangement she called Financial Guardianship. In Florida, this is referred to as Guardianship of the Property. Allegedly Wendy Williams, requested her bank statements from Wells Fargo at the start of the year. She found that the financial institution had restricted her from accessing them, but it had frozen her bank accounts and petitioned the court for temporary financial guardianship. This is called Emergency Temporary Guardian in Florida. Wells…

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What Is Guardianship? Learn The Facts

The definition of guardianship varies depending on the state in which you reside. In New York (where the Wendy Williams/Wells Fargo dispute is taking place), a guardianship (which is called an Article 81 case and is filed under Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law) is a legal arrangement designed to protect an incapacitated adult. In Florida, guardianship is covered under Florida Status 744. According to the New York State Unified Court System website, an adult is considered “incapacitated” if they are: • Incapable of managing their own property and/or personal needs• Are likely to be harmed because they cannot understand the consequences of…

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AgedCare To Launch Bookstore For Guardianship & Elder Care Resources

When I started researching books on Florida Guardianship and I was surprised at two things. First there were very limited resources available and second there was no centralized location or sources for books and other resources on Guardians, conservatorship, or guardianship. Further searches found that there were several books on guardianship for other states but almost none for Florida. So, I decided to go big. First, write a comprehensive book on Florida Guardianship and create a bookstore with a collection of books and resources solely dedicated to the profession of guardianship and conservatorship from across the country. A sort of…

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Book Launch Family & Professional Guardianship

Excitement builds leading up to the launch of the first comprehensive book on the Florida guardianship program. Launch date is set for early October. Early interest has been high. The official launch is planned for the National Guardianship Conference in Orlando, FL. The book is published by The Hartage Foundation Inc. and authored by Homer L. Hartage. Homer Hartage is a Guardian and CEO of AgedCare. AgedCare is a Florida based non-profit corporation guardianship company and a subsidiary of the Hartage Foundation. Hartage said, “this book is primarily directed towards consumers of guardianship and their families. But it will also…

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Hartage Foundation Wins $1.2 Million Dollar Extortion Case

In 2019, the Orange County Probate Court named The Hartage Foundation Inc., guardian for a ward who was hospitalized.  The Foundation acting as AgedCare Guardian, accepted the case pro bono. This means free, and with no expectation of recovering fees. He was indigent, and the initial record indicated he had less than $10.00 in cash assets. He was paralyzed from the waist down due to a gunshot to the back. Following interviews with the ward and family members, we discovered that the ward had been awarded a cash settlement of $1.6 million dollars. So where was the money.  Our research…

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Family & Professional Guardianship

A complete planning guidebook for guardianship of adults and children with Dementia, Alzheimer’s & Developmental Disabilities by Homer L. Hartage.

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