Who can be Appointed as Conservator?
The court can appoint a family member, a friend, the Public Guardian or
a private party/agency.
The Public Guardian
The Public Guardian has been named by the Court as
for more than 2,500 persons who are physically or mentally
disabled. These individuals cannot care for themselves without help. When
such a person is brought to the attention of the Public Guardian, an
investigation is made to determine whether friends or family are able and
willing to act in the disabled person's best interests. If not, the Public
Guardian petitions the Court to be named conservator, and the disabled
person becomes the conservatee.
Private Conservatorship Agencies
These non-profit agencies are members of the L.A. Metro
Multidisciplinary Team for Consultation on Elders at Risk: