The Office of Public Administrator/Conservator/Guardian is committed to treating every client with dignity, compassion and understanding. We will act in the best interest of each client and will execute sound fiscal management of client estates as we carry out our statutory role.
The Public Guardian or Public Conservator (PG/PC) conducts the official County investigation into conservatorship matters. The PG/PC also acts as the legally appointed guardian or conservator for persons found by the Superior Courts to be unable to properly care for themselves or their finances or who can't resist undue influence or fraud. Such persons usually suffer from severe mental illness or are older, frail and vulnerable adults. The court can appoint a conservator of the person only, or of both person and estate.
The Public Administrator (PA)
investigates and may administer the estates of persons who
die with no will or without an appropriate person willing or
able to act as administrator. The Public Administrator has
the same duties and functions as private administrators.
They are to: 1. Protect the decedent's property from
waste, loss or theft. 2. Make appropriate burial
arrangements. 3.Conduct thorough investigations to discover
all assets. 4.Ensure that the estate is administered
according to the decedent's wishes. 5.Pay decedent's bills
and taxes. 6.Locate persons entitled to inherit from the
estate and ensure that these individuals receive their
The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers two programs that provide income security for aged, blind or disabled persons. Most people receive their payments directly; however, others are unable to manage or direct the management of their own funds. SSA pays these people through the representative payee program, and this office manages payments for them.
Case Management services
ensure that the changing needs of the Medi-Cal eligible
persons are addressed on an ongoing basis and appropriate
choices are provided among the widest array of options for
meeting those needs. Targeted Case Management (TCM) includes
the following service components: Documented Assessment;
Development of a Written, Comprehensive, Individualized
Service Plan; Linkage and Consultation; Assistance With
Accessing the Services; Crisis Assistance Planning and
All deceased persons shall be afforded a dignified burial commensurate with their pre-need arrangements and /or ability to pay. When the responsibility for disposition becomes the duty of the County of Imperial, the decedent's evidenced intent is to take priority. The Imperial County Indigent Burial program has been designed to help families who, at this difficult time are financially unable to pay for a funeral. Upon approval, applicants are limited to direct burial or direct cremation. The County does not supplement funds already available to the family or decedent for funeral arrangements.
AREA A GENCY ON AGING:
GENCY ON AGING:
All Imperial County’s State
and Federal funds for aging programs are managed through
this office and are under the direct supervision of the
Public Administrator. The day-to-day operations are handled
by the appointed Area Agency on Aging Manager.
Page last updated: 03/12/2013