It’s alarmingly easy for a total stranger to gain total control over the life of a senior citizen. We enlisted a group of celebrities to offer a warning about predatory behavior...in a legal guardian or a hippo.
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In the state of MA this is NOT an easy process. I have 2 parents who are mentally in and out of capacity and SHOULD have a guardian YET I can't help them get one or be assigned as Guardian for them myself even if waive all rights as a beneficiary. My parents may end up losing their home or spending all their retirement money because they are not fully capable of making choices for their health or their finances. I wish the process were as easy as identified in this video or other states.
Holy shit okay completely random. But I think I found Aprils twin in another youtube video.
"Daz Watches My Strange Addiction." 1 minute and 10 seconds in. She looks like if April ate an entire cake and then got a suntan.
I think old people start keeping score on who they outlived after they get to a certain age, 'cause my great granddad would ask me to read him the obits and would throw in commentary like "Oh, I knew him! He was a jerk. Haha, I outlived him!". My great granddad lived to be 102. And it's his fault reading the obits is a hobby of mine. XD
I'm a lawyer in Sydney and I've been appointed as the Separate Representative in guardianship cases to represent the interest of those whom a Guardianship Order is sought to be made for. They really are vulnerable and deserve to have their rights advocated for. It is so important that checks and balances can be put in place. Lawyers and the legal system have a role to place in ensuring the best interest and safety of our most vulnerable in society!
Don’t these guardian people ever consider that they might end up with a “guardian” of their own one day? Way to treat your Elders...old folks have experience and determination, its better not to piss them off too badly. Good on the couple who got free, whatever happened to the Grey Power movement of the 70s? 🖤🇨🇦
To add to the heartbreaking realities ... tall foxes exist, they're called maned wolves. And when you get past how their heads are a little too small for their bodies and their legs are very long, they can actually be quite lovely.
But I can easily imagine why these laws are in place: because unscrupulous individuals have taken advantage of the elderly, the actual people with e.g. severe dementia, by say marrying someone and walking away with the wealth. Whichever way the law might go here (awarding less power to guardians, or more), there will be unforeseen consequences and ways for people to take advantage and do ruthless things to the elderly.
This is quite similar to the case of those with severe mental health issues, where well-intentioned laws have made it literally impossible to get a paranoid schizophrenic family member into medical care, b/c these ill people can say "I do not consent to treatment" and then immediately return to screaming at the walls or burning down their own family's home or murdering people they believe to be part of the conspiracies against them....
In fact, I'd love to see an episode on this failure of our legal system--failing to balance the need for individuals to have right of consent to evaluation and treatment versus the reality of certain mental health disorders making that an impossible barrier to getting people into treatment they undeniably need. Not even an entire family of witnesses can put a family member into some kind of treatment regimen, simply because that victim of a mental disorder believes that treatment, hospitals, doctors are all part of the grand conspiracy against them.
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