As a Guardian, there truly is something new every day…
This week I was contacted by a dialysis center that had an intellectually challenged 18-year-old young man who has been on their transplant list for years.
This young man had just turned 18, and now the transplant team’s admin folks require that he have a guardian to stay on the transplant list, because they feel he does not have capacity to consent.
So the question is which type of guardianship is right for him?
A 744 — adult guardianship or 393 – Guardian Advocate for a developmentally-disabled guy?
I have a conference call with the transplant teams’ admin folks scheduled, so we’ll see where this goes.
Like I said – there really is something new every day. You just can’t make this stuff up.
As Guardians who are often involved in tough health care decisions, we want the very best for our clients.
If you’re like us, sometimes you’ve wondered how to connect with a doctor when big decisions need to be made.
I have found that a simple question can break down barriers and create a connection that best serves our clients.
“Doc, if this was your mother (father, grandmother, grandfather, brother or sister) what would you do?”
This simple question can help stop all the madness of the spinning plates and just get to the heart of the question. It has worked well for us. Good luck. TB.