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On Tuesday, April 19, 2016, the Kendall County Board was introduced to the county’s new state-appointed public guardian for seniors. Kendall County Sheriff Dwight Baird said Gov. Bruce Rauner recently appointed Rick Law, of Law Elder Law, to the position. Law’s daughter and law firm partner, Diana Law, has served as the Kane County public guardian since 2012. Law, an Oswego resident, said his firm would be making a $2,000 contribution to the Sheriff’s Office for training on senior issues. Baird appointed Kendall County Deputy Wayne Dial, a 20-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, to work full-time with senior services organizations. Baird told the board that no additional salary or resources were spent to create the position, and that the $2,000 contribution would be “very beneficial.” “We really feel it’s important to protect our seniors,” Baird said. Law said his part-time position as public guardian carries no salary or benefits. “The public guardian is the guardian of last resort, making decisions for your life,” he said. “What that means is you have no honest and reliable family members to make decisions for you. Unfortunately, many times the family members are the poachers and abusers of the senior citizens that are being protected.” County Board member Jeff Wehrli asked if Law’s public guardian position would be appointed through the court system or would it be able to help people without going through the court system. Law said his position as guardian would help seniors if called on by the courts. Law said, for example, that if the police get called about a hoarder in the neighborhood, the police may call the public guardian. He would also get called in the event of an “unattended death” of a senior, where someone dies and is not discovered for some time. He said he would also be working with the courts and has met with the county’s judges. Click here for the full story! Too many families needlessly lose everything they have.  Don’t let that be you.  If you need help paying the overwhelming cost of long term care, give our office a call at 800-310-3100.  Your first consultation is absolutely free.  We’ll let you know what steps you need to take, right now, to protect yourself and your family.  Call now, because when you’re out of money, you’re out of options! Sincerely, Rick L. Law, Attorney, Estate Planner for Retirees. Rick was named the #1 Illinois elder law estate planning attorney by Leading Lawyer Magazine. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, AARP Magazine, TheStreet.com, and numerous newspapers and articles. Rick is the lead attorney for Law Elder Law, LLP, focusing in Estate Planning, Guardianship, and Nursing Home Solutions. His goal is to give retirees an informed edge when it comes to dealing with an uncertain future.  Get flexible retirement strategies that work during good times and bad, plus information on how you can save your home and assets from being used to pay for long term care.  Call 800-310-3100 for your free consultation now!