Honoring your wishes

Tennessee: Woman battles unintended consequences of conservatorship bill

February 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

WARNING: It has become commonplace for states to pass laws that specifically allow hospitals, nursing homes, and other institutions providing in-patient (medical) care to put their patients under guardianship so that they control their patient’s estate and can then pay themselves for any patient bills that the institution generates. It’s called an appointed “Health Care Fiduciary” and it’s one of the most expensive way to be forced to pay for medical care.  AAAPG [- more...]

New Mexico: Elder guardianship aims to bilk more than help

February 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

This is the latest column from nationally-syndicated columnist Diane Dimond, who was raised in New Mexico, and is shocked to find out what her state has done that amounts to court-ordered predation upon New Mexico’s elderly, sick, and infirm.  From Saturday February 27, 2016, Albuquerque Journal: I wrote about the plight of 94-year-old Betty Winstanley, who resides at the Masonic Village retirement home in Elizabethtown, Pa. She doesn’t want to live there anymore. Now that her husband [- more...]

Video-Podcast: Justice Served with Andy Ostrowski

November 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Wednesday, November 18 at 6 p,m, est, Dr. Sam Sugar, founder of the AAAPG was on the Twigs Cafe Radio show Justice Served with Andy Ostrowski Episode 16-2015-11-18.  It was a great interview, for which I received great feedback. I hope you find it worthy to share. Thank you, Dr. Sugar. It is my hope that this podcast can be used as a part of all of our efforts to continue to bring much-needed attention to Guardianship Abuse issues, with the goal of reform on a national level. Andy Ostrowski [- more...]

Florida: Latest Pinellas County Guardianship horror story

November 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

At AAAPG we receive many emails, pleading for help with attorneys and judges who abuse guardianship laws and enrich themselves, leaving our elderly and disabled loved ones to suffer.  But this letter is the most heart-rending, horrific story of a lawyer criminally abusing his legal priviledges granted by their  admission to their State’s Bar, that we have ever heard.  Read it and decide for yourselves: About a year and a half ago, I was in the mist of a child custody dispute for my 12 [- more...]

Florida: Elder guardianship — A well-oiled machine

September 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

At 89, Marie Winkelman has long considered herself a fortunate woman — even though she lost her entire family except for one cousin in the Holocaust, was widowed twice and has no children. Her brave odyssey from wartime Poland to the United States would appear to have ended happily, with a comfortable retirement in Sarasota. But Winkelman’s faith in a nation that had been kind to her was shaken in July 2013, when she was stripped of her civil rights and declared a ward of the state of [- more...]
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