Question 9: What is a Probate conservatorship?
A Probate conservatorship is for individuals who substantially lack the "capacity" to make decisions for food, clothing, shelter or healthcare due to Dementia or a degenerative brain disorder. The discovery of need is typically made by someone close to the person, such as a family member, physician, neighbor, friend, or a hospital. The possible need for conservatorship is usually determined from observed behavioral changes, such as decline in mental and/or physical condition affecting the ability to accomplish normal day-to-day tasks. Any interested party can submit a referral to the Public Guardian for investigation of Probate conservatorship.