Elder Guardianship is supposed to protect senior citizens, and for the most part it does. Some guardians, however, take advantage of this system to abuse and rob the seniors in their care.
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Imagine you've worked hard all of your life and suddenly you are deemed incapacitated and are stripped of your dignity and basic individual rights. You have been abducted from your home, isolated from your family, and "placed" somewhere to be medicated while your assets are being pillaged. The authorities that should be protecting you are the ones committing these heinous acts; financial predators, and agents of the elder guardianship system.
Elder guardianship is intended to protect senior citizens, and many elder guardians are caring, compassionate, and attentive. However, the Huffington Post has reported on cases of senior citizens being socially isolated by their guardians, over medicated to keep them compliant, and having their hard-earned assets drained. This form of corruption could be considered a form of human trafficking.
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