Guardianship

Protecting Vulnerable People

Guardianship is “of the person”. Guardianship is a court-appointed service to support a person as they live in the community. Important decisions such as choosing living arrangements, obtaining medical treatment, supervision of care, caring for personal needs, and application for benefits are provided through PFF’s Guardianship program.

Guardianship services are always court-appointed. The court determines the appropriate level of supervision necessary. Whether a family is seeking a private pay arrangement or a county is seeking services, the court must officially appoint PFF as the corporate guardian. The process begins with a petition to the court. The court oversees the guardianship from that point forward.

PFF has provided guardianship services since 1996. PFF Professional Guardians provide services for people with mental illness, intellectual disabilities, dementia, brain injury, cognitive impairment, and chemical dependencies throughout Minnesota.

PFF is a member of the Minnesota Association for Guardianship and Conservatorship (MAGiC) and the National Guardianship Association (NGA). PFF has contracts with individual counties in in central and southwest Minnesota to provide guardianship. Services are also available through private pay arrangements.

To contact PFF regarding guardianship services, please call 320-235-5897 or 1-888-560-5897.