Stop Guardianship Abuse of the Elderly and People with Disabilities
Guardianship abuse is an epidemic across the United States and is perpetrated by the very people that are supposed to protect the elderly and disabled. Those people include but are not limited to: judges, guardians, attorneys, conservators, and other state agencies. 47 million senior citizens live in the U.S. "In 2015, of the US population with disabilities, over half (51.1%) were people between 18-64 yrs, while 41.2% were 65 and older. Disability in children and youth accounted for only 7.2% (ages 5-17) and 0.4% (under 5 years old)." All of these individuals are either victims or potential victims of the probate court system. Victims are isolated from families, have their life, liberty, and the property taken without due process (14th amendment of the US Consitution). Guardians place them in unlicensed group homes overmedicate them and many wards of the court end up dying as a result of the abuse. This abuse needs to stop. Help make and enforce laws to safeguard our rights.