Wards have a guardian and a conservator. In order to afford assisted living all the assets will need to be sold and those funds will only last 5 years at most with limited fee increases...etc. Can the guardian or conservator use the wards current funds to rent a home next door to family that can serve as caregivers? Wards can't enter in to a contract, but are capable of living on their own (with someone stopping by to give them their medicine twice a day). This situation would be a LOT cheaper and allow the wards to keep their home and other assets.