It has been a little over a year since COVID-19 began impacting lives all over the world, and no one could have anticipated the severity or ripple effects that it would have on economies, health, schools, governments, etc.
As experts learned more about the virus, the elderly population or those with underlying and pre-existing health conditions, were determined to be at highest risk. Though community leaders put policies and lock downs in place to help mitigate and lessen the spread of the virus, it made navigating guardianship much more challenging.
Guardianship can be a complex balancing act in an effort to provide the best care for wards, or those who are no longer able to sufficiently care for themselves.
COVID-19 spurred additional guardianship challenges with locked-down nursing homes, virtual court hearings, medical examination changes and more.
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) is made up of experienced lawyerswho are trained to work with a variety of legal challenges that elderly and disabled individuals face.
To bring light to the many challenges of guardianship during COVID-19, NAELA published perspectives from guardianship attorneys around the U.S, including Audra Simovitch.
Below are five key Florida takeaways Audra Simovitch mentions in the publication.
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If you or a loved one needs assistance filing for guardianship or help navigating the process during these challenging times, The Law Office of Audra Simovitch can help. Contact us today to learn how.