Radon is a Health Hazard

Radon is a health hazard that you can put a stop to. Radon is an unscented, radioactive gas that is produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water.

Read More

2017 Walk with a Doc Program

Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages.

Read More

AB 2062 positively impacts CalWORKs families

On September 29, 2016, the Governor signed AB 2062 which will positively impact families receiving CalWORKs benefits.

Read More

Drought Status Updates

Drought status updates for the public are now hosted weekly on the Tulare County Emergency site under the "Drought" heading.

Read More

Flu Vaccinations and Preventive Efforts are Strongly Urged

Vaccinations and preventive efforts are strongly urged as the flu continues to circulate in Tulare County.

Read More

The Public Guardian takes charge of the personal care and finances of a person who has been found by the court to be incapable of taking care of him- or herself. Generally, these are older, frail, and/or disabled adults. Often, they have been victims of abuse or neglect. When there are no friends or relatives who are able to act as caretaker, the Public Guardian helps out.

The Public Guardian’s office conducts an investigation to find out what is needed and then determines how to best meet those needs. Arrangements are made for the person’s care and protection, which may include:

  • good health care
  • food and clothing
  • personal care
  • housekeeping help
  • transportation
  • recreational activities

Living arrangements are chosen that are appropriate, safe, and comfortable, and that allow as much independence as possible. Being under the care of the Public Guardian also helps assure freedom from becoming a victim of fraud or abuse.

If you, as a friend, relative, or other concerned citizen, believe that another person needs this type of assistance, contact the office of the Public Guardian to find out how we can help. (See the Contact and Location tab.)