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Pernecia Johnson, Eureka County Public Guardian

Eureka County Public Guardian

Download the Eureka Guardianship Referral Form 

Download the Physician's Report of Incapacitation 

The Eureka County Public Guardian provides guardianship services to wards of Eureka County. The Public Guardian is the guardian of last resort. Prior to assuming guardianship, a thorough investigation is conducted in order to determine the competence of an individual as well as to find if any family members or friends may be willing and able to provide the necessary care. A resident of Eureka County, Nevada who is 60 years of age or older is eligible to have the public guardian appointed as his/her individual guardian if he/she:

Has no family

Lacks sufficient assets to provide for a private guardian

Family members are ill, elderly, or other circumstances prevent their effective performance to be guardian

Friends or family have exploited or neglected the person and would not be suitable to serve

Family members live in other areas or states

Is unable by reason of mental illness, mental deficiency, advanced age, disease, weakness of mind, or any other cause without assistance to properly manage and take care of him or herself

What to do when you feel a guardianship is needed?
Contact family members or friends, if appropriate. They have priority to serve as guardian.

Contact Eureka Public Guardian to receive a referral form.

Copies of recent medical records indicating what condition(s) is causing a proposed ward to be incompetent or incapacitated are required by law in order for guardianship to proceed.

Guardianship is NOT an immediate emergency intervention. If you have any suspicions of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation, please report this to one of the following agencies:

Eureka County Sheriff's Office (775) 237-5252
Elder Protective Services (775) 738-1966
Nevada Division for Aging Services (775) 738-1966

Eureka County Public Guardian

10 South Main Street
P.O. Box 506
Eureka, NV 89316
PHONE: (775) 237-5664
FAX: (775) 237-6015

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