Meridian Services, Inc.
Guardianship and Conservatorship Program
9400 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley, MN, 55427-4305
Provides guardianship or conservatorship services to people who have been judged unable to do so for themselves due to illness or other conditions
Legal guardians and conservators are responsible for the care and custody of the individuals and/or the management of their estates.
Meridian Services guardianship programs serve adults with disabilities.
Services include making best interest and substituted judgment decisions in accordance with the areas of need determined by the Court, along with careful monitoring and coordination of the stated or ordered provisions.
Meridian Services embraces the progressive philosophies of the self-determination movement. These include person-centered planning, assisted competence and alternatives to full guardianship. Pactices include respectfully learning the individual's preferences, eliciting their wishes and dreams, soliciting input from family and other caring persons and carefully balancing risks and the person's best interests.
Client Information and Specialization
- Adults with disabilities
Persons with disabilities
Greater Twin Cities Metro Area
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Other Services or resources
- 24-Hour Emergency Assistance (Waiver)
- Case Management (Waiver)
- Children's Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS)
- Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) - Financial Management Services (FMS) Provider
- Counseling Services
- Crisis Respite
- Family Training
- Foster Care, Adult
- Foster Care, Child
- Independent Living Skills (ILS) Training
- In-Home Family Support
- Personal Support
- Positive Support Services
- Semi Independent Living Services (SILS)
- Social Security Representative Payee
- Supported Living Services (SLS)
- Transitional Services
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FT-6900.1500Conservatorship Assistance Definition
Programs that provide assistance for people who are in favor of or want to oppose the appointment of a conservator to protect adults from physical danger and improper treatment and/or to protect their estate from exploitation or waste when they are incapable of managing their own affairs or are competent but infirm. Conservatorships differ widely among jurisdictions. In some states, conservatorships are voluntary arrangements in which a physically infirm but competent individual petitions the court to appoint the conservator of choice to manage whatever powers and property the conservatee chooses to include in the arrangement. In these jurisdictions, guardianships apply to adults who are found to be incompetent. In other states, conservatorships apply only to an individual's property while guardianships address responsibility for the person. States having no conservatorship arrangements generally have guardianship provisions which address the needs of adults who have been found by the courts to be incapable of managing their own affairs.
FT-6900.2500Guardianship Assistance Definition
Programs that provide assistance for people who are in favor of or want to oppose the appointment of a guardian to care for and/or manage the affairs of a child or adolescent during minority (generally younger than age 18). In some states, particularly those with no arrangements for conservatorships, whose conservatorships are voluntary covering property and powers designated by the conservatee or whose conservatorships address only the individual's estate, guardianships may also apply to adults who have been found by the courts to be incapable of managing their own affairs.
PH-6500.0500-650Private Guardianship/Conservatorship Programs Definition
Private organizations that have been appointed by the court to act as legal guardians or conservators (depending on the state) of people who have been judged to be incompetent or gravely disabled due to Alzheimer's disease, alcoholism, mental illness or other incapacitating conditions and assume responsibility for the care and custody of the individuals and/or for the management of their estates.
Individuals who are age 18 and older but who are not yet considered older adults.
YB-8000Older Adults Definition
Individuals who are age 50, 55, 60, 62 or 65 or older depending on the minimum age for qualifying as an older adult which varies by program.
YFDisabilities and Health Conditions Definition
Physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional impairments, illnesses or injuries that prevent or interfere with an individual's ability to perform intellectual or physical tasks that are normally within the range of human capability, or which significantly limit one's mobility or level of activity.