Christensen & Caigne, LLC is a private fiduciary firm providing quality and personalized guardianship, conservatorship, and case management services for the protected persons of Oregon. At Christensen & Caigne, we have a team of professionals with a significant background in financial and human services to ensure that our clients’ financial and personal needs are met within a least restrictive environment. We believe in a collaborative approach that allows us to develop a true understanding of the needs and desires of our clients, while building strong relationships with care providers and loved ones.
We are certified and trained to act as court appointed guardians for Oregonians in need of protection due to medical or mental health issues. Our goal is to provide whatever assistance is necessary while maintaining the least restrictive and best quality lifestyle possible.
We are certified and trained to act as court appointed conservators to Oregonians in need of financial protection for any reason. We are uniquely qualified to assist with asset protection, asset discovery/recovery, and to resolve instances of financial abuse.
As court appointed personal representative of a decedent’s estate, we will take immediate control of and safeguard the decedent's property until such time as all of the assets in the estate are legally and properly distributed. Let us help you take the stress and family strain out of your or a loved one’s estate plan.
Let us help you manage healthcare, transportation, finances and service coordination for your loved one. Sometimes the face of change is easier to meet if it does not belong to a family member or loved one. Our case management services can allow you to maintain positive relationships by placing the blame for change on us. Having trouble finding appropriate services or service providers? We can help.
Let us assist you with setting up procedures and protections for those you protect from financial abuse or exploitation. We can help to create initial inventories, annual accountings and monthly reconciliation reports to help you comply with the Uniform Trial Court Rules regarding conservatorship accountings. Just in need of some basic training regarding book keeping procedures? We can do that too.
Let us assist you in assessing the functional needs of your loved one or client. With a licensed Occupational Therapist on staff, we are uniquely qualified to assess the functional abilities and needs of a person in managing their activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs). With the use of a variety of assessment tools, we will complete a functional assessment in your loved one’s or client’s home and provide recommendations to facilitate safety and independence.
National Certified GuardianAccountant
Wyatt Christensen is certified by the Center for Guardianship as a National Certified Guardian. Wyatt earned a BBA degree from Boise State University in Accounting.
Wyatt has worked as a financial professional for large corporations for over twenty-five years. His primary responsibility has been in a fiduciary capacity in which he has been responsible for the protection of assets by implementing strong internal controls, including adequate separation of duties and written processes and procedures.
Wyatt also has professional experience working with a guardian and conservator in which he visited protected persons, as well as preparing inventories and accountings. As a fiduciary himself, Wyatt is focused on the protection of assets and the wellbeing of protected persons in Oregon. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his children and grand children. He also loves to cook on his Big Green Egg.
National Certified GuardianOccupational Therapist
Lucy graduated from the University of Arizona in 2008 and went on to pursue her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from A.T. Still University. Lucy has since enjoyed a career working with individuals across the lifespan with complex health, physical, developmental, and psychosocial needs.
Prior to working as a National Certified Guardian, Lucy worked as an Occupational Therapist. She began her career working in schools with children ranging from age 5 to 18 with physical and/or developmental disabilities to help them optimize their functional performance skills at school and in the community.
In her later career as an Occupational Therapist, Lucy focused on working with adult and aging populations within the hospital, rehabilitation, and home environments to evaluate functional performance and develop person-centered treatment plans to increase independence in activities of daily living. As a Certified National Guardian, Lucy remains focused on maximizing her clients’ function and independence. She serves as an advocate to ensure that each client’s individual and specific needs are met. When not working, Lucy spends as much time as possible playing with her young children and loves to knit and craft.