Saturday, November 12, 2005

Guardianships for profit series in LA

LA Times begins a four-part series Sunday (Nov. 13) on the use and abuse of guardianships/conservatorship for the elderly. It's posted today on on LA's web site. with some amazing photos. Here's the nut: "Conservatorship began as a way to help families protect enfeebled relatives from predators and self-neglect. As a final recourse, courts take basic freedoms from grown men and women and give conservators sweeping power over their property, their money and the smallest details of their lives. But lawmakers and judges did not foresee that professionals would turn what had been a family matter into a business." Great topic.

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