A guardian is an individual who has been given the legal responsibility to care for a child or adult who does not have the capacity for self care. The appointed individual is often responsible for both the care of the ward (the child or incapable adult) and that person’s affairs.
Also referred to as a “conservator” when referring to an adult in need of care—Read more at Investopedia. Kenton, Will. “Guardian.” 27 June 2018