Inside Amanda Bynes's Mother's New Plan to Help Her

"Her parents love her and want what's best for her," a source tells PEOPLE of a plan to hire a professional conservator

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Amanda Bynes‘s mother, Lynn, plans to drop a key aspect of the legal conservatorship a judge recently granted her over her troubled daughter, PEOPLE has confirmed.

A Ventura County, California, judge should soon sign off on transferring control of the 28-year-old actress’s “person” and material needs from Lynn Bynes to a private professional conservator. That new conservator will immediately assume responsibility for Bynes’s medical and day-to-day needs.

While Lynn would remain the official conservator for her daughter’s estate and finances through early 2015, the professional conservator would take care of all of Amanda’s daily living needs, including monitoring her medication and making sure she has food and shelter and keeps doctor’s appointments.

But Bynes’s parents are hardly turning their backs on the actress, who was released from a psychiatric hold on Oct. 30 despite having been diagnosed as bipolar. Nor are they giving up on their commitment to get her help. On the contrary, Lynn and Rick Bynes believe the move is in their daughter’s best interest, says a source close to the situation.

“Her parents love her so much that they are willing to relinquish this little bit of control,” the source tells PEOPLE. “Her mother being conservator is not doing her any good and Amanda is not progressing. They want someone she will respond to and work with. A professional conservator can live with her, have constant access to her and is equipped to deal with everything in a less emotional way and work with the parents, judge and doctor to do what’s best for Amanda.”

The conservator, to be paid by Lynn and Rick, will give progress reports to the judge and the actress’s doctors and work hand in hand with her parents, whose relationship with Amanda has grown strained.

“They want a good relationship with Amanda and are doing what is in Amanda’s best interest,” says the close source. “They love her and want what’s best for her.”

Amanda’s lawyer, David Esquibias, told Access Hollywood that he plans to work with the new conservator, with one goal being getting Amanda, who has been staying with friends, into “permanent adequate housing.” Lynn and Rick Bynes’s lawyer, Tamar Arminak, has declined to comment.

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