Services for People with Disabilities


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    Guardian and Conservator Services

    LSS Guardianship Options is committed to offering a client-centered approach to care and decision-making.

    Lutheran Social Service is among the most respected providers of Guardianship services in Minnesota, having served for over 25 years. We pride ourselves on not only being the largest provider of Guardian/Conservator services in Minnesota – we take great pride in the quality of service we provide.

    LSS Guardianship Options serves adults with dementia, cognitive impairment, developmental disabilities, mental illness, chemical dependencies, and traumatic brain injury throughout Minnesota and eastern North Dakota. LSS Guardianship Options is appointed by the court to provide Guardianship/Conservatorship services to adults who need help making decisions regarding their health care, living situation and/or finances.

    To make a referral to LSS to be appointed as the individual’s guardian or conservator, please complete an LSS referral form or contact a guardianship coordinator.

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    Our Client-Centered Approach

    LSS Guardianship Options is committed to offering a client-centered approach to care and decision-making.

    An LSS Guardian is appointed to help persons manage their living, health and/or financial affairs. LSS Guardians serve in the best interest of their clients - visiting with them regularly and working with medical and social supports and caregivers to ensure the best care possible.

    An LSS Conservator is appointed specifically to manage and preserve the assets of a protected person. When appointed Conservator, LSS secures assets, pays bills, and manages an individual's financial, real estate, and other assets.

    LSS guardians and conservators meet with clients regularly; his/her best interests and personal preferences are carefully considered when making decisions about:

    • Selecting a place of residence and living arrangements
    • Providing cares to support a healthy lifestyle, including food, healthcare, social, educational and recreational needs
    • Managing finances and contractual agreements
    • Approving medical or professional care

     For more information, please review our Guardianship/Conservatorship FAQs

    Commitment to Quality

    LSS Guardian/Conservators are professionals who are trained and certified through the Center for Guardianship Certification (CGC). LSS Guardianship services follow the National Guardianship Association (NGA) standards of practice and serve as members of the Minnesota Association of Guardianship and Conservators (MAGiC) and the Guardianship Association of North Dakota. LSS Guardianship Options is accredited through the National Council on Accreditation (NCOA).

    We work closely with county social services, community based service providers, courts, legal representatives and trustees to ensure the well-being of an individual who can no longer make personal or financial decisions for themselves but who is able to continue living, participating and contributing in their community.

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