April 24, 2018•Advocacy Matters
Listen to Advocacy Matters: Alternatives to Guardianship, April 24, 2018
Last week, the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing to explore the exploitation of older Americans by Guardians and others they trust. The Chair of the Committee is Senator Susan Collins from Maine. The Ranking Member is Senator Bob Casey from Pennsylvania.
A guardian is a person appointed by the court to make certain decisions on behalf of a person who has been determined by the court to be incapacitated. A guardian can have decision making power over personal decisions such as where to live, and also financial decisions. As Senator Casey said in his opening remarks, “…guardianship doesn’t only impact older Americans. It can affect adults of all ages, including people with disabilities.”
Each week, DRP CEO Peri Jude Radecic will appear on Disability Matters with Host Joyce Bender, about halfway through the show, to discuss a topic of importance to the rights of individuals with disabilities.