Though a conservatee may not be capable of taking proper care of themselves or their property and finances, that does not mean they have no rights. They still have a say in decisions that affect their lives and they still must be treated with respect and patient understanding. They have a right to be well looked after, and have their wishes considered.
In general, conservatees keep the right to:
-Control their own salary;
-Make or change their will;
-Get married or enter a domestic partnership;
-Vote unless a judge deems them unable to;
-Have a lawyer;
-Request another conservator or end conservatorship;
-Be responsible for their own spending money if the judge permits them an allowance
-Decide on their own medical care unless a judge has given that responsibility to a conservator.