Friends for Life is a Texas registered Guardianship program and all our Care Managers are certified guardians through the state of Texas.
Professional Legal Guardianship
Appointed by courts to serve as legal guardian for elderly and adults with disabilities.
GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES OF GUARDIANS OF THE PERSON
(a) The guardian of the person of a ward is entitled to take charge of the person of the ward.
(b) The duties of the guardian of the person correspond with the rights of the guardian.
(c) A guardian of the person has:
· the right to have physical possession of the ward and to establish the ward’s legal domicile;
· the duty to provide care, supervision, and protection for the ward;
· the duty to provide the ward with clothing, food, medical care, and shelter;
· the power to consent to medical, psychiatric, and surgical treatment other than the inpatient psychiatric commitment of the ward;
· on application to and order of the court, the power to establish a Qualified Income Trust
Friends for Life’s Guardianship Program has been serving guardianship clients since 1990.
The program currently serves the following counties in:
Region 2 West Texas:
Taylor, Brown, Nolan and surrounding counties.
Region 4 East Texas:
Anderson, Smith, Upshur, Gregg, Cherokee and surrounding counties.
Region 6 Coastal:
Galveston and surrounding counties.
Region 7 Central Texas:
McLennan, Bell, Bosque, Brazos, Coryell and surrounding counties.
Region 8 South Texas:
Bexar, Kendall, Guadalupe and surrounding counties.
Region 11 Coastal:
Nueces and surrounding counties.
Friends for Life serves as legal guardian for the elderly and adults with disabilities whom the courts determine to lack capacity (Definition of incapacity: due to mental and/or physical limitations individuals are unable to care for themselves, make medical decisions, financial decisions or provide for themselves adequate food, clothing and shelter). In some cases, these individuals have outlived family members to provide care, or even in some cases, these individuals have been abandoned by family in nursing homes or other care facilities.