Christine Frisbie has served as the Newaygo County Guardian from 2006-2017. She is experienced in providing adult guardianship and conservatorship care to those who are appointed by the Newaygo County Courts. Christine and her trained staff have established strong relationships with federal, state and local agencies, to put into effect the best program for each individual’s quality of life.
Christine, as the appointed Guardian/Conservator for each individual, has several responsibilities. Among these are - financial, placement, medical, and legal responsibilities. Christine and her staff will provide an initial visit to assess the health and well-being of the individual, as well as their home placement and financial situation. Continued contact and frequent visits to each appointed individual are included to maintain a high level of care. Her trained staff assist in the day to day responsibilities and the contact with various public agencies to ensure each client is well served based on the individual's personal situation and needs.
What is a Guardian:
A guardian is a person appointed by Probate Court who is given the power and responsibility to make decisions about the welfare, health and well-being of an individual.
What is a Conservator:
A conservator is a person appointed by Probate Court who is given the power and responsibility to make decisions about the financial welfare and well-being of an individual.
Who may need a Guardian/Conservator:
Incapacitated individuals who are unable to take care of daily needs are those in need of a guardian and/or conservator. A legally incapacitated individual is an adult who is impaired by reason of mental illness, mental deficiency, physical illness or disability, chronic use of drugs, chronic intoxication, or other cause to the extent of lacking sufficient understanding or capacity to make or communicate informed decisions.