Can a temporary conservator of a person effectively sign paperwork that admits the conservatee to a California senior living facility subject to an arbitration agreement? Only if the temporary conservator has special authorization to do so.
Holley v. Silverado Senior Living Management, Inc. (2020) ___ Cal.App.5th ___, decided in August, is a cautionary tale for operators of senior living facilities. Even if a son or daughter has court papers establishing his or her appointment as conservator of mother’s person, the son or daughter may not be able to bind mother to an arbitration agreement that is included in the admissions paperwork. Continue Reading