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Guardianship, Conservatorship & Care Management

About Judith

Compassionate Soul Guardians & Conservators is a company dedicated to providing holistic guardianship services to the clients we serve. We are exactly what our name suggests, compassionate souls dedicated to serving persons in need of guardianship, conservatorship and care management services.

Judith Klemos is the founder of Compassionate Soul Guardians & Conservators and a retired Indiana Social Worker with 27 years experience serving for-profit and not-for-profit agencies. Her vast and unique work history is a great asset in her work. She has worked in hospice and long term care facilities, as well as agencies providing residential and day programming for the intellectually challenged. She also worked as a psychiatric therapist, as well as a hospital social worker.

After moving to Michigan in 2014 she desired a way to put her unique expertise to work in such a way that serves those with the greatest need. In researching existing guardians she discovered a need for compassionate providers willing to serve the whole person, not just someone’s basic needs. It is her intention to serve the Greater Good by providing holistic management services to Southeastern, MI. She is a member of both the National and Michigan Guardianship Associations.

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Services

Guardianship

A guardian appointed by the probate court is legally responsible for caring for a person and making necessary related decisions, including but not limited to healthcare and living arrangements.

Care Management

Providing coordination of care needs and services to protect and improve the individual’s quality of life. This includes managing private caregiving agencies as well as organizing medications and medical professional appointments.

Companionship

It is our intention to build strong and healthy relationships with each of our wards and their caregivers to ensure that more than just their basic needs are met.

References

Professionals

It is my pleasure to strongly recommend Judith Klemos as a professional guardian. I am a retired licensed social worker and I first met Judith when we worked together at Harbor Light Hospice, over 20 years ago. I was immediately impressed with her compassion and listening skills. She showed a great deal of empathy and care for her patients and their families and always met the patients ‘where they were at’.

She has a unique ability to offer solutions that were not previously being considered or explored in a manner that is supportive and non-confrontational. She has excellent communication skills and uses clear and concise language with purpose and intent.

She has the personality, compassion and knowledge to serve this population with the utmost trust and dedication.

— Michelle Higel LSW (ret)

Families

Letter of Affirmation for Guardian/Care Manager, Judith (Jade) Klemos

Jade provided loving and compassionate care for my 93 year old cousin for about three months (July –
October 2022) before Rosemarie peacefully passed.

Her peaceful, yet professional, demeanor was
always present and encouraging to us. We saw Jade calmly and lovingly care for Rosemarie, who
communicated little at that point; but she would encourage Rose to share her thoughts whenever she
could.

Her medical, social work, hospice training and pastoral background care were available to Rose
every time we visited.
My cousin was faith-filled to her passing; and I’m sure Jade’s ability to keep Rose calm, pray with her,
and hold her hand reassuringly as she transitioned into each phase of pending death, was invaluable to Rose (and to us).

Jade was a good listener to not only Rose, but also to those of us trying to understand each phase Rose
was going thru, as well as help us in our own grieving process. Jade was a good communicator by
phone, e-mail or verbally of what was happening with Rose at each stage, particularly when we couldn’t
be with Rose daily. That is a quality SO appreciated by those of us whose loved ones are in someone’s
care, and our knowledge of medical terms is limited. Jade could explain everything we asked, and
always in a friendly and openly sharing way.

Sincerely,

George & Pam (Nagel) Wright

I have known Judith for nearly 20 years and have had the pleasure of calling her my friend. We have worked together in many different capacities as colleagues. In all capacities, Judith has always been a reliable counterpart.

She has always shown an intrinsic ability to find solutions in difficult life situations. I have had the privilege of seeing Judith’s compassion first hand. She worked with my grandmother as she transitioned and supported my mother during that time. Then again, when my own father died, she helped us all navigate through the emotional and extraneous stressors.

I have absolute confidence in Judith’s experience, resourcefulness, and ability to make thoughtful decisions to help enrich the lives of the individuals that she will be working with.

— Lauren Pelligrini-Hubster LCSW

Judith Klemos was the guardian for my cousin in the last days of her life. She is extremely competent and professional.

She is truly a caring person who not only cared about my cousin, but about her family who came to visit as well.

She always kept us informed of the situation and guided us through my cousins last days.  She always answered our questions and told us what to expect next.

She is a compassionate person, and a woman of faith.  She has had much experience and knows exactly what to do in any given situation.

We were so lucky to have Judy as my cousin’s guardian.   She was not only a comfort to my cousin in her last days, but to us as well.

~Cheryl Barkovich

Contact

compassionatesoulguardians@gmail.com
219.488.6176

Southeast, Michigan, USA