There are two types of conservatorships:  a conservatorship of the person and a conservatorship of the estate.

A conservatorship of the estate is a court proceeding to appoint an individual to manage the financial affairs of an incapacitated person who is unable to manage his or her own property or financial matters.

A conservatorship of the person is a court proceeding to appoint an individual to manage the day to day living and health issues of an incapacitated person.