So yes, a client should be given a variety of options when a family member or loved one needs additional assistance. But attorneys also need to explain the pros and cons of each option.
Additionally, if a plenary guardianship is established, the attorney should act as a support system for their client by providing advice and guidance on how to properly carry out the duties of a guardianship. For example, the attorney can counsel the guardian on how to allow the protected person to make their own decisions to the extent that they are able. Attorneys should also give guidance on how to manage assets and communicate with other family members.
In short, a guardianship can be a valuable tool to assist an incapacitated adult, but guardians need training and support in order to carry out their duties in an effective manner.