The guardian is the person appointed by the guardianship judge to assist, support, and represent, with the least possible limitation of the ability to act  "a person who, due to an infirmity or physical or psychological impairment, is no longer, or is only partially, capable of taking care of his/her own personal affairs" or, more generally, in order to support an individual who cannot - due to physical, mental or sensory impediments, or due to advanced age, or for other reasons - independently perform all or part of the functions of daily life.