Jackson County Guardian Services program provides guardian and conservator services to enrich the lives of incapacitated adults who are unable to protect their own interests and who are vulnerable to exploitation, neglect or injury. These individuals have had a guardian and/or conservator appointed by the Court to undertake the legal responsibility of making major life decisions and advocating for them by making care, custody, medical treatment, and financial decisions. The Guardian/Conservator helps develop a community-based service plan for achieving and/or maintaining optimum social, psychological and physical functioning. This is achieved through providing assessments, service planning and coordination, making arrangements for the provision of services, and monitoring the progress of persons served and the services they are receiving.
Key components of Jackson County Guardian Services include:
- Obtain and coordinate community services.
- Provide consent for medical interventions.
- Secure Benefits
- Secure Housing
- Make a funeral plan
- Contact monthly and as needed
- Communicate and collaborate with family, friends, caregivers and service providers
- Attend Probate Court hearings
- Complete and submit annual report to Court