Articles by Sam Sugar, MD

Government: Say one thing but do another

February 17, 2021 // 0 Comments

Under the best of circumstances, Governments at every level struggle to deliver the critically important goods and services that politicians promise especially during election years.  The usual excuse for failures to perform revolve around purported funding shortfalls or other snafus but are all too often the result of promising what can never possibly be delivered, no matter how critical that work product, or delivery may be.  A good example is the ongoing difficulty in distributing [- more...]

Intentions

February 16, 2021 // 0 Comments

One good place to start would be the 2021 Guardianship virtual Summit sponsored by multiple advocacy groups across the country and produced by Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship where a distinguished array of advocates, victim families, government officials, educators, and academics will present information to paint a realistic and honest picture of the guardianship industry as it exists today.  Registration and tickets can be found at the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-guardianship-summit-tickets-141592020545

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Excellent Article from the Intercept

February 3, 2021 // 0 Comments

For decades, adult guardianship has been a legally thorny issue, with independent watchdogs and journalists repeatedly finding that senior citizens are stripped of their rights and often financially exploited — with little government oversight. The cases often involve complex family drama and disagreements among siblings, but sometimes, as in Dirse’s case, it’s an outsider who gets involved, over the objections of the elderly person’s relatives. [- more...]
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