"A significant number of legislatures have not recognized the autonomy and liberty the U.S. Constitution guarantees older Americans. Many elderly lack the resources, knowledge, and stamina to advocate zealously their own interests and rights relative to the novel issues that accompany old age. Guardianship is the system whereby the state is supposed to care for and protect its elderly citizens who are without the means to care for themselves. Too often, this system--designed to protect the elderly is used to exploit them and rob them of their dignity and autonomy."Mark D. Andrews Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois;
If long-term change is to be possible, older people must become the agents of change themselves; feeling able to voice their own stories and having a forum in which to do so.
We predict tougher times ahead for the property poachers, asset looters, grave robbers and/or walker stalkers who maintain claims of estate abuse are nothing more than disgruntled family members lashing out.
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