Oregon Statue 125 describes the regulations regarding Guardianship of Adults.
This law was updated in 2018: 2018 Session Laws 0059 These revisions include changes to the requirements to inform the court when the protected person is moved. All guardians should review these changes in the law.
The Guardian/Conservator Association Oregon is a membership organization, which includes individuals and organizations who operate as guardians, conservators, trustees and attorneys. This is a good place to start if you are seeking a professional guardian or conservator.
Disability Rights Oregon has excellent materials summarizing Guardianship of Adults in Oregon
The State of Oregon continues to work on articulating alternatives to Guardianship of Adults. Current information about these alternatives are summarized in this document.
Professional Guardians and Public Guardians meet standards set by the National Guardianship Association. The National Guardianship Association Code of Ethics.
You can view lists of active GCA Oregon members on the this website.
Most Protected Persons are eligible for Social Security Benefits. More information visit their website or call 1-800-772-1213
Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities: Protected Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities are typically eligible for medical and case management services. A list of county casework offices can be obtained through this website.
The Office of Developmental Disability Services offers services to adults ranging from supports to assist an individual to live in their own home to 24-hour comprehensive services: Community Developmental Disabilities Program
A list of Brokerage agencies available in each county is listed at this website.
Seniors can receive services through the Aging and Disability Resource Connection.
Protected Persons with mental health disabilities can receive assistance through the Oregon Health Authority: Addictions and Mental Health Services
NAMI Oregon is the state chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. They are a statewide grassroots organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals living with mental illness, as well as their families and loved ones. Networking through NAMI is an effective way to learn of resources that other families have found most useful. NAMI Oregon website
Multnomah County provides an additional layer of regulations and supports of Foster homes in Multnomah County.
Oregon’s Long Term Care Ombudsman Office provides advocacy for individuals living in licensed care settings such as Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities, Residential Care Facilities, Adult Foster Homes, and Endorsed Memory Care.
Oregon’s Residential Care Ombudsman Office provides advocacy for individuals living in homes licensed or certified for Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities or Mental Health Conditions.
At times Protected Persons are able to live in their own homes with sufficient support systems. However, the cost of housing is prohibitive without some type of assistance. The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development Region provides resources. It is necessary to complete applications and get onto waiting lists for both vouchers and for approved housing. Oregon resource help is available.
Home Forward offers a number of housing programs and apartment buildings for Project Based Vouchers.
Truelink offers options for providing funds immediately, restricting payments to certain vendors and generally support independence and protect budgets.
The Oregon ABLE Savings Plan offers a way for people with eligible disabilities to save for their everyday needs, invest in a tax-free account, and prepare for the future without losing their state or federal benefits.
Multnomah County Family Caregiver Support Program offers periodic Family Caregiver Support Groups. The Helpline can be reached at (503)988-3646.