Guardianship and Conservatorship

Guardianship appointments are made to provide continuing care and supervision of incapacitated adults, Conservatorship appointments are made to protect, preserve, and manage estates of incapacitated adults.

The Office of Elder Services may serve as public guardian and conservator for mentally incapacitated adults only when there is no one available and willing to serve as private guardian or conservator, and other less restrictive arrangements are not enough.

For more information contact:

Office of Elder Services

Nationwide 24-hour, toll-free 1-800-624-8404
TTY:  Maine relay 711

If the adult has mental retardation, services are provided by the DHHS/Office of Adults with Cognitive and physical Disability Services.

Call:

Region 1 (York & Cumberland)…...207-822-0270
TTY………………………………….888-254-0311
Region 2 (Central & Mid-Coast)......207-287-2205
TTY……………………………….....Maine relay 711
Region 3 (Northern & Eastern)……207-941-4360
TTY…………………………………Maine relay 711

For more information about guardianship and alternatives to guardianships.  www.maine.gov/dhhs/guardianship