Conservatorships/Elder Abuse Resources
Posted by:rjf on 02/17/2015 9:52 AM

Local Agencies:

Santa Cruz Superior Court Self Help Center:
Provides information about the Probate Conservatorship process through a workshop setting, assists with Limited Conservatorship process and Elder Abuse Restraining Orders during normal walk in hours. The Self Help Center is located in Watsonville. Workshops are held in Santa Cruz at the Law Library. For their hours and workshop schedules please visit their website http://www.santacruzcourt.org/self-help

Senior Citizens Legal Services:
Provides assistance with Conservatorship and Elder Abuse. Visit their site at http://seniorlegal.org/about/ to find out more about available services.

 
Online Resources:
California Department of Justice:

Publishes a booklet entitled A Citizen's Guide to Preventing and Reporting Elder Abuse http://ag.ca.gov/bmfea/pdfs/citizens_guide.pdf


California Courts Self Help Center:
http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-seniors.htm Provides information on the duties of a conservator, the rights of the conservatee and the court process for obtaining a conservatorship.

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform:
Has a great fact sheets on their website about various issues surrounding nursing homes, power of attorneys, elder abuse, Medi-Cal, long-term care and one entitlted What You Need to Know about Probate Conservatorships in California http://www.canhr.org/factsheets/index.html


California Registry:
Provides very basic explanations about the different types of conservatorships and the court conservatorship process www.calregistry.com/resources/conservatorship.htm

Santa Clara Superior Court Self Service Center:
Website provides information about probate conservatorships http://www.scscourt.org/self_help/probate/conservatorship/conservatorship_overview.shtml, LPS conservatorships http://www.scscourt.org/self_help/probate/conservatorship/conservatorship_lps.shtml, and limited conservatorships http://www.scscourt.org/self_help/probate/conservatorship/conservatorship_limited.shtml


Professional Fiduciaries Bureau's Website:
www.fiduciary.ca.gov/ Statewide registry for non-family member private fiduciaries including conservators, guardians, trustees and agents under durable powers of attorney. Provides information, license requirements, and license verfication.

Forms:
Links to the Judicial Council of California forms for filing a conservatorship and an elder abuse restraining order can be found at http://www.courts.ca.gov/forms.htm


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