Guardianship for the elderly: Protecting the rights and welfare of seniors with reduced capacity


Due to guardianship abuse and elder abuse of one of our most vulnerable segments of our population, the Senate Special Committee on Aging prepared this document “for informational purposes only” back in 2007. It does contain a lot of valuable information about what guardians are and are not allowed to do. If you have a loved one under guardianship please read this. For those of you considering guardianship for a loved one, don’t!  Stay away from the courts. Find another way to protect this person. Once a court appointed guardian is put in place the person virtually becomes a prisoner…isolate, medicate, steal the estate…that is literally what happens.  

This document has been printed for information purposes. It does not represent findings or recommendations formally adopted by the Committee.

December 2007

INTRODUCTION

Over the next several decades, the U.S. older population will experience unprecedented growth. By 2030, the population of people age 65 and over will have more than doubled from 35 million in 2000 to 71.5 million. As the number of seniors increase, so will the number of individuals with cognitive disabilities such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. This trend will produce an increasing demand to invoke guardianship on behalf of incapacitated seniors. However, guardianship – a legal tool which gives one person or entity the power to make personal and/or property decisions for another – has the potential of harming older adults rather than protecting them if not carefully administered. The rising incidence of elder abuse in this country and continuing reports of the failure of courts and the states to prevent exploitation of incapacitated adults by their guardians have long been of concern to this Committee.

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About Diane Wilson

Guardianship must be abolished. This draconian law strips human beings of their civil and humanitarian rights. It is used as a method to dispose of the elderly and disabled, steal their estates, and isolate them from their loved ones.

Posted on February 7, 2013, in GUARDIANSHIP ABUSE and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Thank you for this post involving informing people that the Probate system must be approached with utter care and concern.
    I have been blogging about probate abuse and corruption on my blog at http://www.marygsykes.com, a wordpress site, and what has happened, THE ARDC HAS FILED A COMPLAINT AGAINST ME for nothing but blogging and helping out other probate victims like Dorothy Wilson.
    Please visit my site and tell the ARDC they must not go after lawyers for merely speaking out and telling the truth about Illinois Probate courts!
    You have my sympathy and prayers for Dorothy Wilson. Thank you for running this site and warning others.

    • Hi Mary,

      I will definitely check out your site. I know you have been going through a very similar scenario with your mother.

      Groups like NASGA, NOTEGA, Lawless America and our individual sites will work together to inform the public and expose those who are breaking the laws and killing our loved ones.

      Thank you so much for your comment.

      Diane

      • Actually, I am an attorney running this blog and I relate the horror tales I hear in probate to help eliminate corruption from the court system.
        I am beginning to think EVERY honest attorney should be REQUIRED to run such a blog. The ARDC and authorities do NOTHING as many are finding out.
        The people therefore have to protest and write letters and name names.

  2. Diane…although I have no elderly to look after, you articles are very important and should I ever reach an age where I can not care for myself, I find this ongoing issue quite troublesome. Keep in forming us….you are doing an invaluable service for those not in the know.

    • Hi Marty,

      Thank you so much for your comment. I have a very specific goal, and that is to inform the public and work towards changing laws to prevent anyone from ever going through the living hell that my Mom and I suffered for three years at the hands of, in my opinon, very evil and greedy people; ultimately ending in her death.

      The horrific corruption in our courts and the greed that fuels some attorneys and law firms has been destroying the very fabric of our society. Our elderly are to be revered and cared for, not medicated and isolated in for profit nursing homes (and non-profit as well) and have every single one of their possessions stolen from them, again for the profit of others.

      When a family member or loved one recognizes that an elderly person needs help and goes to court for legal assistance in caring for that person, the court has no right to assign complete strangers to take over that person’s life, stripping them of their civil and humanitarian rights given to us by our Creator. The court’s role is to uphold the law, not fit it to accomodate their own personal agenda.

      Guardianship and all federal and state funding associated with it needs to be abolished.

      Diane

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