Self-Help Toolbox

Tools Description
Adult Protective Services of Arizona
Call Adult Protective Services or area Law Enforcement (911) if:
 - The person appears to be at risk
 - The person appears to be suffering from loss or harm

Alternatives to Guardianship
Surrogate decision makers (ARS Title 36-3231) provides information on the assignment of and role of a surrogate if an adult patient is unable to make or communicate health care treatment decisions

Area Agency on Aging
Offers programs and services that enhance the quality of life for residents of Maricopa County. Contact if an adult patient is unable to make or communicate health care treatment decisions.
Life Care Planning Packet - English (PDF)
Information and forms to allow you to appoint a representative to make future health care treatment decisions for you if you become incapacitated.
Life Care Planning Packet - Spanish (PDF)
Information and forms to allow you to appoint a representative to make future health care treatment decisions for you if you become incapacitated.
Managing Someone Else's Money
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released these easy-to-understand guides, to help financial caregivers.
Request to be Selected as Payee for Social Security Benefits - Form SSA-11-BK (PDF) Use the form provided if you are the claimant or you are the representative payee for:
 - Social security
 - Supplemental security income
 - Special veterans benefits

Self Service Center, Maricopa County, Arizona Provides self-represented litigants with:
 - Forms
 - Legal information
 - Procedural information
 - Services

Seniors/Self-Help/Probate Law Provides information to help you navigate the court in:
 - Estate probate
 - Intestate matters and cases involving filings in the areas of
 - Conservatorship
 - Elder fraud
 - Guardianship
 - Physical abuse
Fiduciary Licensing Program
Directory of Arizona Licensed Fiduciaries, Fiduciary Fee Guidelines, Laws and Rules governing probate, Licensing information and Study Guide, Probate and Complaint Forms
Maricopa County Ombudsman Office
The Maricopa County Ombudsman services as an independent point of contact for citizens to express their concerns. The team is best utilized when there is a challenge with the standard communication channels or chain of command at the Maricopa County department-level. These individuals are able to coordinate and help problem-solve at all levels.