If guardianship is indicated, a referral form is completed to provide as much detail as possible about the individual in need. LSF staff cannot petition the court for guardianship of an individual, but can assist any referral source through the process. If guardianship is not the answer, staff will provide advice and information about other services that might help. LSF works with several non-profit and private partners to best serve our clients.
A service provided by trained staff which can include a full assessment, development and implementation of a plan of care, coordination of services, oversight of property, bill paying and just-in-case on-call assistance if family are unavailable or out of town. Services are set up under contract and can include as much or as little needed.
Since guardianship is such a serious step, it is always the last resort. LSF Adult Advocacy Services aims to assist in managing cases before guardianship is needed. However, if the courts independently rule that guardianship is required, LSF is equipped to oversee these cases if appointed to do so by the court.
5104 N. Lockwood Ridge Rd. Suite 307
Sarasota, FL 34234
Phone: (941) 358-6330
4600 Mobile Hwy. #9-343
Pensacola, FL 32506
Phone: (850) 469-4600