Guardianships for Seniors

Monday, February 12, 2018

The Protections of Guardianships for Seniors in California

Q: Can guardianships for seniors help prevent elder abuse?

He almost got away with it. And some speculate he may have had other victims before.

In what surely ranks high on the list of ultimate California elder abuse cases, a so-called caretaker of his wife's elderly distant cousin who died under suspicious circumstances, reportedly received a three-year prison sentence in a last-minute plea bargain in which he pled guilty to:

  • "felony elder abuse,
  • attempted grand theft,
  • possession of a forged driver’s license,
  • money laundering derived from criminal activity,
  • two counts of forgery of notary public or corporate seals,
  • two counts of attempt to file false/forged instruments,
  • four counts of second-degree burglary,
  • seven counts of grand theft; and
  • 23 counts of acts constituting forgery".
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Monday, August 7, 2017

Don't Mess with Mama

Q: How can I prevent my parent from elder abuse and fraud?

She gave you life, taught you right from wrong, and stood by you each step of the way, keeping you safe from harm. Of course, we are talking about your mama.

But will you be ready to protect her (or dear old dad) when the time comes?

Guardianships for seniors, also referred to as conservatorships, can help us protect our loved ones when they are no longer able to make safe and sound decisions or they become vulnerable to fraud or undue external influences.
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Monday, January 16, 2017

When Looking For Long-Term Care, Do Your Homework

What steps should you take when seeking a nursing home?

When Laura Rees looked for a long-term care facility for her elderly mother, she relied on the advice of the San Francisco Hospital where her mother had just had hip surgery. The hospital recommended a nursing home with the same name as the hospital, California Pacific. The hospital had provided excellent treatment and assured her that her mother would be in good hands there.

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