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The anguish and pain of another highly abusive Guardianship in Florida

December 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

As told by  an AAAPG member. Heartbreaking. Put this story in front of every one you know to warn of the horrors of guardianship. Send it to every media you can find. If you don’t who will? I don’t remember if I told you and the group that my beloved mother passed away 2 weeks ago, on Saturday night, November 21, 2015. If you remember, she he had suffered from a broken pelvis and L-5 in her lumbar, while in the clutches of the guardian and under the “care” of a 24/7 [- more...]

Video: Adult Protective Services is no laughing matter

November 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

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...]

Video: Oct 19, 2015 Debate featuring Dr. Sam Sugar: Are Florida Seniors Endangered by Guardianship?

October 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

The following 2 videos are of the first Guardianship debate of its kind to ever be held.  Debated in Clearwater, Florida on October 19, 2015 between Advocate and  Founder of AAAPG Dr. Sam Sugar  and Professional Guardian Fernando Gutierrez, it is our hope that this debate serves as a rich source of knowledge about guardianship. Guardianship Debate: https://youtu.be/2So7kKepkNA Guardianship Debate Closing Comments and Q&A: https://youtu.be/d_7DvahfOVE   Along with our full length [- more...]

Florida: Finish reform of guardianship law

October 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

From Lake and Sumter Counties in Florida: Finish the Job Linda Bous lost her husband in January 2014. She lost her freedom in April 2014, when a state-appointed guardian took control of her finances and had the 66-year-old Sarasota woman placed in a locked facility for dementia patients. The hearing to have her declared a ward of the state was held after she was placed in the facility, and Bous says she was not told she could attend. After months — and a desperate phone call to the newsroom [- more...]

Video: Bev Newman on ABC Action News

October 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

AAAPG member Beverly Newman on ABC Action news in Tampa Florida, discussing her father, Al Katz, the abusive guardianship to which he was subjected by court-order, and how that lead Katz’ daughter Beverly Newman, to found the non-profit Al Katz Center, dedicated to helping victims of court-ordered guardianship regain their civil and constitutional [- more...]

Florida: Little common ground in debate on guardianship

October 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Barbara Peters Smith Published: Monday, October 19, 2015 at 3:59 p.m. http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20151019/ARTICLE/151019615/0/search?tc=ar CLEARWATER – With professional guardians on one side of a public library meeting room Monday, and those who consider themselves victims of Florida’s adult guardianship system on the other, little consensus was achieved in a debate on whether the current system endangers elders or safeguards them. Clearwater guardian Fernando [- more...]

Video: Watch a preview of AAAPG’s documentary “BROKEN–the fallout from Guardianship” on YouTube now

October 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

AAAPG has produced a documentary “BROKEN–the fallout from Guardianship” featuring numerous first-hand stories of abuse from our members and their families. This full length video tells the stories of how abusive guardians destroy estates, families and lives in graphic detail from cases across America. It explains how the system designed to protect the vulnerable has been twisted into a highly lucrative industry that exploits them instead. As a member of AAAPG, we are giving [- more...]

Conservatorships: Beware!

October 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Over the past several years, there have been many newspaper articles and television stories on the increasing abuse of elders who have been placed under conservatorships. In July 2012, the San Jose Mercury News published three-part series on how private guardians have stolen millions of dollars from their charges. In November of 2005, the Los Angeles Times also published an in-depth story on conservatorships by private fiduciaries. Even though these exposes clearly gave the public a warning, [- more...]

Graphic: When Guardianships are all about MONEY

September 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

This graphic came our way today and we wanted to share it with our readers.  This is about as simple an explanation as you can give in response to the question, “What is Guardianship Abuse?” When Guardianships Are All About Money [- more...]

White Paper: Pope Francis’ message rails against elder abuse

September 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

In his remarks today to the Congress, Pope Francis made clear his concern for the vulnerable. His words resonated with those who have been abused and oppressed by the predatory guardianship system. In order to heed the words of the Pontiff, we must accept the responsibility and challenge to advance urgent reform. Here, in italics, are the Holy Father’s exact words seen through the lens of those oppressed by abusive Guardianship with commentary in green. Pope Francis exhorted legislators to [- more...]
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