First Advisor

Mel W. Henry

Date of Publication


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work




Multnomah County (Or.). Public Guardian and Conservator, Conservatorships -- Oregon -- Multnomah County, Older people -- Oregon -- Multnomah County -- Economic conditions



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1 online resource (69 p.)


It has been the practice of the Public Guardian and Conservator (PG and C*) of Multnomah County to collect fees for service to elderly wards on an annual basis usually at the time of the annual accounting. The purpose of this study is to determine the profitability of deferring the assessment and collection of fees until the termination of conservatorship. The assumption is that such a policy would provide an immediate benefit to the ward who would enjoy more spendable income while he is alive and at the same time the Public Guardian and Conservator could still collect his fee, although at a later date. This argument is predicated on the assumption that at the termination of conservatorship, the ward is financially solvent and the estate is able to defray the cost of services. By examining the records of past wards, the study should be able to predict the feasibility of a policy that would assess and collect conservatorship fees at the time of termination.


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