The National Center on Law & Elder Rights has made available for download their “10 Tips for Guardians of Older Adults.” According to The National Center,
When courts appoint a family member or friend as a guardian or conservator of an adult, the guardian is sometimes left with minimal training on their new role. The family member or friend must step into the important role without a clear understanding of what to do, or how to be a good guardian or conservator. This Practice Tip is not a substitute for thorough guardianship training; it is intended to introduce family guardians to basic guardian tips. While the exact terms vary from state to state, these tips use “guardian” for both guardians and conservators.