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California

AAAPG letter to National Center on Elder Abuse seeking their support on US Senate Bill 178

March 17, 2017

March 1, 2017 National Center on Elder Abuse c/o University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine and Geriatrics 1000 South Fremont Avenue, Unit 22, Building A-6 Alhambra, CA 91803 I applaud the story of guardian Ann Gugger you recently published on the National Center on Elder Abuse website. Sadly this story, and most like it, defines the exceptions in guardianship and in a public forum only serves to disarm the uninformed seeking to educate themselves [- more...]

California and the Nat’l Center on Elder Abuse

March 3, 2017

The following are emails exchanged between AAAPG and the National Center on Elder Abuse about predatory guardianships. From: Richard Black Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 6:37 AM To: National Center on Elder Abuse Cc: Kathy Greenlee; Dr Sam Sugar; Spectrum Institute; Laura Mosqueda MD; Dr. Debra Whitman Subject: Guardian Stories for Guardians by the National Center on Elder Abuse I applaud the story of guardian Ann Gugger you recently published on the National Center on Elder Abuse website. [- more...]

White Paper on Conservatorship in CALIFORNIA by Linda Kincaid

December 13, 2015

CONSERVATORSHIP IN CRISIS: CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS & ABUSES OF POWER     WHITE PAPER PREPARED FOR: UNIFORM LAW COMMISSION GUARDIANSHIP AND PROTECTIVE PROCEEDINGS DRAFTING COMMITTEE, JOINT EDITORIAL BOARD FOR UNIFORM TRUST AND ESTATE ACTS   PREPARED BY: COALITION FOR ELDER & DEPENDENT ADULT RIGHTS (CEDAR) CEDARCALIFORNIA@GMAIL.COM SEPTEMBER 2015   This paper discusses systemic failure in California’s conservatorship (adult guardianship) system and presents two case studies [- more...]

Billionaire Redstone targeted in Guardianship Scheme

November 27, 2015

A woman claiming to be the longtime companion of Sumner Redstone has turned to powerhouse entertainment lawyers Bertram Fields and Pierce O’Donnell to challenge the media mogul’s mental capacity to make decision about his health care. Fields and O’Donnell, both at Los Angeles-based Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger, filed court papers on Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of Manuela Herzer, who claims that Redstone, the 92-year-old controlling shareholder of [- more...]

Video: Adult Protective Services is no laughing matter

November 17, 2015

Watch this video, taken by an AAAPG member during public testimony in California. In it, a woman is describing the sexual assault her mother repeatedly suffered while institutionalized under a court-ordered guardiandhip.  The APS workers laugh while the victim’s mother shares her horrible, shocking story. Are these the people you want to take care of your parents once they need a little help? [- more...]

California: AB 1085 Signed by Governor Brown – All Adults Have A Right to Visitation

July 26, 2015

Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2015 07:53:19 -0700 Subject: California AB 1085 Signed by Governor Brown: All Adults Have A Right to Visitation From: Linda Kincaid, MPH AB 1085 originated in response to isolation of Casey Kasem by his wife.  The original bill only addressed visitation in step-family relationships. With encouragement from California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) and Coalition for Elder and Dependent Adult Rights (CEDAR), language in the bill was expanded to address ALL adult [- more...]