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 Meals, 

o Health care,  

o Clothing,  

o Personal care, 

o Housekeeping, 

o Transportation,  

o Shelter,  

o Recreation, and 

o Well-being. 

• 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.