Senior Resources of Freeborn County
Guardianship and Conservatorship Program
314 S Broadway Ave, Albert Lea, MN, 56007-4527
Provides guardianship or conservatorship services to people who have been judged unable to do so for themselves due to illness or other conditions
Legal guardians and conservators are responsible for the care and custody of the individuals and/or the management of their estates.
Provides substitute decision making for vulnerable adults of any age
Program services include:
* Power of attorney
* Case management
* Trustee services
* Representative payee services
- Adults with disabilities
- Older adults
Clients can be referred to the program through the Freeborn County Department of Human Services, attorneys or families.
For more information, contact Annette Peterson at (507) 377-7433 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Other Services or resources
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FT-2700.1700Durable Power of Attorney for Asset Management Definition
Programs that provide assistance for people who want to officially authorize another individual (and one or more alternates) to handle important matters such as bill paying, contracts, investments, taxes, estate planning or a business in the event that the individual becomes incapacitated. There are two kinds of power of attorney: a power of attorney which takes effect immediately upon signing, and a springing power of attorney which does not take effect unless and until the individual becomes incapable of handling his or her own affairs (and expires if the person regains capacity.)
FT-6900.1500Conservatorship Assistance Definition
Programs that provide assistance for people who are in favor of or want to oppose the appointment of a conservator to protect adults from physical danger and improper treatment and/or to protect their estate from exploitation or waste when they are incapable of managing their own affairs or are competent but infirm. Conservatorships differ widely among jurisdictions. In some states, conservatorships are voluntary arrangements in which a physically infirm but competent individual petitions the court to appoint the conservator of choice to manage whatever powers and property the conservatee chooses to include in the arrangement. In these jurisdictions, guardianships apply to adults who are found to be incompetent. In other states, conservatorships apply only to an individual's property while guardianships address responsibility for the person. States having no conservatorship arrangements generally have guardianship provisions which address the needs of adults who have been found by the courts to be incapable of managing their own affairs.
FT-6900.2500Guardianship Assistance Definition
Programs that provide assistance for people who are in favor of or want to oppose the appointment of a guardian to care for and/or manage the affairs of a child or adolescent during minority (generally younger than age 18). In some states, particularly those with no arrangements for conservatorships, whose conservatorships are voluntary covering property and powers designated by the conservatee or whose conservatorships address only the individual's estate, guardianships may also apply to adults who have been found by the courts to be incapable of managing their own affairs.
PH-6500.0500-680Public Guardianship/Conservatorship Programs Definition
Programs operated by a county, city, state or other public entities that are responsible for investigating the need for a guardian or conservator for all people who have been referred as allegedly incompetent or gravely disabled by mental illness or incapacity and which, upon appointment as guardian or conservator, are responsible for the care and custody of the individuals and/or the management of their estates.