Conservatorship and adult guardianship are essentially the same thing — different states use one name or the other. To keep things simple, we’ll just use the term conservatorship. If someone can’t make important decisions for him or herself, a judge appoints someone — called the “conservator” — to make those decisions for her. If you have reason to believe that an incapacitated or dependent adult in Maine is being abused, neglected, or exploited please immediately notify Adult Protective Services. How to report abuse, neglect or exploitation: If you have an emergency, please call Option 1: Call (available 24/7) TTY In State, Maine Relay TTY Out-of-State (after hours) .
Guardianship At times, adults who no longer have ability to care for themselves need a guardian to guide them and protect them. The Harris County Guardianship Program (HCGP) steps into this role for adults who Harris County Probate Courts have determined are incapacitated due to age or mental and physical disabilities. Nov 09, · serves as a resource for courts and general public on all issues related to adult guardianship. administers grant funding to increase the number of volunteer-based guardianship programs throughout the state.
The Adult Public Guardianship program exists to safeguard the welfare of persons with disabilities. Public guardianship is a legal procedure in which the court determines if a person’s ability to make health and safety decisions for themselves is significantly impaired by disease, accident or disability. The Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) has a Guardianship Services Program and becomes involved in guardianship in one of two ways: The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) refers adults or youth aging out of conservatorship to HHS that they think need a guardian.