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Texas – AAAPG activities in Austin

May 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

AAAPG is delighted to see the Kasem Cares Foundation has made great strides in the passage of a visitation bill, designed to give family members of wards tools to help ensure they cannot be denied visits with family members by a guardian without showing proof to the court of why this is truly in the best interest of the ward. HB 2665, authored by Rep Joe Moody of El Paso, was voted on in the Texas House on May 8, 2015 with 136 Yeas, 1 Nays, 1 Present, not voting.  This bill now moves onto the [- more...]

NYTimes.com – The Growing Generational Divide

May 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

MAY 8, 2015 from the New York Times, The Growing Generational Divide. BEREA, Ky. — I WAS always with older folks when I was very young. They called me “Little Man” and told me I was “an old soul.” I worked in the garden with my grandparents, learned how to count money with Old Man Hoskins at the local store, and eavesdropped on the tales of my ancient neighbors. But it was the stories of my fierce aunt, Sis, that were my favorite. To read this complete story, please follow this link: [- more...]

Guardianship Victims tell their stories – video

May 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

These stories were recorded on April 14, 2015 in Orlando, Florida as part of AAAPG’s Guardianship Victims Summit and Town Hall meeting where guardianship victims gathered to recount how different probate courts in different states across America had financially-drained their wards while isolating the elderly from their adult children. In this clip Kyle MacNeney describes how a probate court judge and attorneys stripped his mother’s once wealthy estate, leaving her to die [- more...]

Nevada: Hotline & email to report guardianship abuse for Clark County, NV

May 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

AAAPG wants to point out the great strides Nevada has taken in just the first 4 months of 2015 in cleaning up the national disgrace of Guardianship Abuse, beginning with the removal of a private, for-profit guardian from the directory published by Nevada Division of Aging in Disability Services. The removal of the guardian from the directory, which effectively disallows her to be a guardian, is part of new hotline & email established by Clark County, Nevada. The hot line number to report [- more...]

Viewpoint: Guardianship can be Identity Theft

May 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

The stigma of “incapacity” is often thrust upon elderly individuals because they are easy prey. Many times the individual is visited during a hospitalization when they are dealing with life and death issues. They are just trying to find the strength to cope with their illnesses when they are seen by an examining committee. These are complete strangers. Why would anyone be comfortable opening up to a complete stranger? Their silence is then portrayed negatively. One’s own [- more...]

White Paper: What the hell is incapacity anyway?

May 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

May 4, 2015 What the hell is incapacity anyway? “The typical Ward has fewer rights than the typical convicted felon. It is in one short sentence… The most punitive civil penalty that can be levied against an American citizen with the exception of the death penalty.” ~ The late US Representative Claude Pepper…. But when it comes to locking you down permanently in a life sentence of guardianship, the court has to at least go through the motions of proving (if only to itself) that [- more...]

White Paper: Guardianship Dollars – Follow the money

May 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

May 3, 2015 Guardianship Dollars: “Follow the money”  – Huge numbers of older Americans are trapped in Guardianships which impoverish them under color of Law—as many as 100,000 of them Florida alone. Where does their money go? The following is a brief fiscal examination of guardianship that “follows the money”. You can read this White Paper here. You can see a list of all of AAAPG’s White Papers [- more...]

How does Profit affect the Truth? Dr Sam Sugar discusses Guardianship from three very different perspectives

May 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Three very different perspectives on Guardianship There is a fable about six blind men describing an elephant. Once upon a time, there lived six blind men in a village. One day the villagers told them, “Hey, there is an elephant in the village today.” They had no idea what an elephant is. They decided, “Even though we would not be able to see it, let us go and feel it anyway.” All of them went where the elephant was. Every one of them touched the elephant. “Hey, [- more...]

Commentary: Now that SB5 awaits Gov Rick Scott’s signature

April 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

The success of AAAPG in the Florida legislature’s passing of SB5 is that not only that new laws have been passed, but that this heretofore veiled Guardianship industry that affects thousands and thousands of vulnerable individuals and families has been Outed in Florida and is in public discussion. What happens next is anybody’s guess but what we hope is that our efforts and dramatically increased public awareness will induce the stakeholders in this industry  to pay attention to [- more...]
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