Crying family members tell horror stories to members of guardianship task force
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On Thursday, crying, angry family members lined up to tell the first-ever statewide task force on guardianship their horror stories. Many complained that professional guardians and their attorneys are taking advantage of their loved ones, often elderly parents or grandparents.
“Shame on all of you! You all know about it! Every single one of you here knows about it,” Mitzi Perotta said.Advertisement
“My mother has been trapped in guardianship for four years,” Craig Schaeffer said.
“How long do we have before more of our wards are emotionally and financially destroyed? When will we actually see a change?” Linda DeWitte said.
A guardian’s job is to oversee medical and financial decisions for the physically or mentally incapacitated, called “wards.” This group was created to improve the program by recommending new laws to improve…
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