Sentry Services, our adult guardianship program, is designed to provide the least restrictive representation and services to incapacitated adults, both in the community and in institutions within Dearborn, Jefferson, Switzerland, Ripley, and Ohio counties.
Full guardianship encompasses both Guardian of Person and Guardian of Estate and assumes absolute responsibility of the protected person’s total needs. This generally includes authority to make decisions concerning the individual’s personal needs, health care, property, and finances.
A guardian who does not have absolute responsibility holds a limited guardianship. This may include a limit in the duration of the guardianship or limitations in the level of authority, such as
A payee may be designated by the Social Security or the Veteran’s Administration, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, or the Railroad Retirement Board to receive checks, pay bills, and disburse funds for a person who is not capable of handling his or her own funds. Sentry Services will perform this service for its guardianship clients and may, on a limited basis, act as Representative Payee for others. Regular reporting to the appropriate agency is required.