This confusion is understandable-other sections of the statute, such as the standby guardianship
law mentioned earlier, do permit the court to delegate authority (albeit temporarily) to a third party caregiver.
Report on appointing a guardian and standby guardianship
Available options before the passage of New York State's Standby Guardianship law required painful deliberation often leading to less than satisfactory decisions.
The Standby Guardianship law is one example of such an initiative.