Is a conservatorship necessary to ensure my loved one is properly cared for?

It’s one of the toughest decisions families have to make concerning a loved one with an intellectual disability.

Is a conservatorship necessary to ensure my loved one is properly cared for?

A conservatorship is a court case where a judge appoints a responsible person or organization (called the “conservator”) to care for another adult (called the “conservatee”) who cannot care for himself or herself or manage his or her own finances.

That question and many more will be answered at 6 p.m. May 20 at Journeys in Community Living, when Cindy Gardner from the law firm Maurer & Gardner PLLC leads a workshop on issues surrounding conservatorships.

The workshop is one in a series which are being held at the facility at 1130 Haley Road over the coming months and is being led by The Arc Tennessee, a grassroots advocacy organization for people with intellectual & developmental disabilities.

Peggy Cooper from The Arc Tennessee will also be on hand to discuss what it takes to form a local chapter of The Arc in Rutherford County.

Representatives of Journeys in Community Living will also be in attendance to answer any questions about services provided by the nonprofit organization.

Snacks will be available.

Additional Details and Source: 

For more information about The Arc Tennessee, call Peggy Cooper at The Arc at 615-248-5878. For information on Journeys, contact Mark Bell at 615-295-3046

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