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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...]

Nevada: KOLO-8 ABC News – Elder Exploitation Lessons Learned

August 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Updated: Mon 12:41 PM, Aug 17, 2015 RENO, NV – We’ve all heard about elder abuse, but what about elder exploitation? That’s where a family member, acquaintance, or professional takes advantage of a senior’s finances. It’s becoming a big problem as our senior population grows. Sometime such crimes can even happen under the most controlled environments—under the watchful eye of the courts. By all accounts Angela Dottei was a responsible person. A former employee with Washoe county [- more...]

Video from Washington State: KTCS9 IN CLOSE – Guardianships

August 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Terry Murphy Thursday, April 30, 2015 Guardianship abuse is in both national and local news lately. While many guardians are performing a great service, some are abusing their power, especially when it comes to wealthy seniors. Transcript from video: Teresa Maxwell: This was just a month before the guardian took over her life.Terry Murphy: This is how Teresa Maxwell would like to remember her mother, Geraldine Strege…Maxwell: She was full of life.Terry Murphy, KCTS9: Before everything fell [- more...]

Florida: Judge calls for scrutiny of guardianship case

August 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Sarasota Herald-Tribune By Barbara Peters Smith Published: Friday, August 7, 2015 at 2:43 p.m. SARASOTA – A circuit judge appointed an independent court monitor on Friday to investigate the case of a Siesta Key resident and former art gallery owner who has spent the last two and a half years under the control of a professional guardianship, after attorneys for her daughter argued that the hasty procedure making her a ward of the court was a violation of due process. Facts ABOUT THE SERIES [- more...]

Texas Guardianship–same story, different zip code: Families Go to Battle in Probate Court, Only to Leave Without Anything

July 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

July 28, 2015, Houston Press: Families Go to Battle in Probate Court, Only to Leave Without Anything In October 2007, Willie Jo Mills of Houston suffered a stroke that paralyzed the right side of her body. A widow with two daughters and a son, the 80-year-old woman was prescribed a variety of pain medications, but doctors couldn’t find the right cocktail. Six months later, Mills’s son Larry filed an application with the Harris County Probate Court to become his mom’s legal guardian. [- more...]

NYTimes – The Harper Lee ‘Go Set a Watchman’ Fraud

July 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

AAAPG is not the only group to inquire about the apparent exploitation of Harper Lee by her attorney, acting as Trustee, in the publication of Lee’s supposed prequel to To Kill A Mockingbird. The New York Times’ Joe Nocera has come right out and declared this publishing “sensation” by Rupert Murdoch’s HarperCollins, a “fraud.” To make it plainly clear, the article is entitled “The Harper Lee ‘Go Set a Watchman’ Fraud.” So perhaps [- more...]

Japan: VOX POPULI – Swift action needed to oust corrupt guardians of mentally incompetent people

July 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Also, there is no end in sight to embezzlement by guardians who are in the legal profession, such as attorneys and judicial scriveners. The perpetrators even include attorneys who are responsible for supervising the guardians. They have certainly forgotten that their professional credibility is built upon the trust of the public. From July 24, 2015, Vox Populi, Vox Dei is a daily column that runs on Page 1 of The Asahi Shimbun. We can never expect perfection in the workings of society. Flaws [- more...]

Opinion: How do we help seniors at risk of Guardianship?

July 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Maybe instead of getting them more pills and doctors, we should bring them to the gym, because once they become wards they will never see a gym again. From the American Medical Association (AMA) news: Regular exercise may benefit seniors facing onset of Alzheimer’s The Los Angeles Times (7/24, Healy) reports in “Science Now” on studies presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference suggesting that exercise may benefit people with mild cognitive impairment and [- more...]

Texas: Commentary on Guardianship opinion piece in Austin American-Statesman

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Thomas Suehs, former executive commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and member of the Guardianship Reform and Supported Decision-Making Workgroup recently published an opinion piece in the Austin American-Statesman, extolling the benefits of unnamed legislative bills, passed during Texas’ just-completed 84th biennium legislative session, which purport to support Wards during legal Guardianship, which once enacted, typically lasts the duration of the Ward’s [- more...]
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