ABUSE, NEGLECT OR EXPLOITATION
If you suspect that an adult is being ABUSED, NEGLECTED OR EXPLOITED, please contact Adult Protective Services at 1-800-252-5400 or visit the DFPS Report Abuse website.
If you have complaints about a facility, contact Texas Health and Human Services at 1-800-458-9858.
If you have questions or concerns about patients' rights in a long-term care facility, please contact the Office of the Long-term Care Ombudsman at 1-800-252-2412.
WHAT IS GUARDIANSHIP?
Guardianship is a legal proceeding whereby a person may be appointed to make medical, placement and/or financial decisions for an incapacitated person.
LESS RESTRICTIVE ALTERNATIVES TO GUARDIANSHIP
The Court and attorneys are required by law to see if alternatives to guardianship exist. Here is a list of some alternatives to guardianship.
INITIATION OF GUARDIANSHIP
A guardianship can be initiated in one of three ways:
ASKING THE COURT TO INVESTIGATE THE NEED FOR A GUARDIAN
Less restrictive alternatives to guardianship should be explored prior to asking the court to initiate an investigation. If you still have a concern about an individual who may need a guardian, you can follow the procedures below and the court will determine whether it has probable cause to initiate an investigation:
Tarrant County Probate Clerk's Office
100 West Weatherford St.
Fort Worth, TX 76196
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