A conservator has the powers and responsibilities of a fiduciary. The following is a brief, non-inclusive list of some of the duties required of a conservator.
Conservator of the Person:
• Arrange for the conservatee’s care and protection;
• Decide where the conservatee will live; and
• Are in charge of the conservatee’s:
o Health care,
o Personal care,
o Recreation, and
• Must get the court’s permission for certain decisions about the conservatee’s health care or living arrangements.
• Must inform the court if the conservatee is moving and may need to get a court order allowing the move.
• Must report to the court on the conservatee’s current status.
• Must keep the court informed of any changes in your address or contact information
Conservator of the Estate:
• Manage the conservatee’s finances;
• Make a list of everything in the estate;
• Take control of all assets;
• Collect the conservatee’s income;
• Pay the conservatee’s bills;
• Make a plan to make sure the conservatee’s needs are met (your conservatorship plan);
• Make a budget to show what the conservatee can afford;
• Make sure the conservatee gets all the benefits he or she is eligible for;
• Responsibly invest the conservatee’s money;
• Protect the conservatee’s income and property;
• Keep exact financial records; and
• Make regular reports of the financial accounts to the court and to the conservatee regarding the management of the conservatee’s assets.