Britney Spears has received attention in her supervision case because she is a pop star, but it is usually the elderly grandma or grandpa who is abused in the system. Fortunately, this concern is conducting the necessary review of the crisis, which is also expected to bring relief to the elderly who are caught in the regulatory trap.
As people learn more about this issue, it is important to understand the guardian who supervises the health and welfare of the ward and the administrator who supervises all financial assets of the ward. It is this level of control and a system that requires guardians and protectors to get paid from the ward’s property—and they should protect it—that created the inherent conflict of interest at the center of this crisis.
Our national leaders should take urgent action to solve this problem long ago.
Just this week, a bipartisan bill aimed at providing common-sense solutions was introduced. The Freedom Act will guarantee the appointment of a case worker for the ward and allow the ward to petition the court to replace the guardian appointed by the court with a public guardian. According to the legislation, social workers and public guardians will also be required to disclose their financial records to prevent conflicts of interest.
Legislator Those who have recently begun to notice regulatory abuse will soon learn that there is no comprehensive data to guide their work. Recently, two Democratic senators wrote to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice, requesting information from the federal bureaucracy. The Freedom Act also addresses this shortcoming by requiring states to maintain an up-to-date database of regulated and guardians.
Carry estimated There are currently 1.3 million American adults under some form of supervision, and approximately $50 billion in assets are at risk. It is worth noting that we cannot obtain detailed information that might enable us to identify cases of abuse. Although advocates of regulatory reform have been trying to establish some kind of national database for many years, this flaw still exists.
Interestingly, this issue seems to be one of the very few issues that can gain bipartisan support today.Republican Party has become Vocal Regarding the need for reform. For example, Rep. Jim Jordan and others called on Jerry Nadler, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, to hold a hearing as soon as possible.
Of course, the economic losses of the victims are puzzling.according to American Bar Association, Regulatory abuse cost American seniors (and their families) between 2.9 billion and 36.6 billion US dollars Per yearWhen life is truly in danger, this is a painful and large range. If we don’t even know whether we are dealing with a $2.9 billion fraud or more than 10 times that amount, how can we hope to protect the victims of that fraud?
Therefore, although #FreeBritney is focusing on regulatory abuse, there are currently countless people suffering from abuse of guardians. These stories should also be told. Actually, Whole site Have been working on Record their nightmares in supervision. Under certain circumstances, sons and daughters are prohibited from visiting their parents in assisted living facilities.In other cases, the guardian appointed by the court is responsible for High cost For ordinary tasks, such as opening emails and paying daily bills, they gradually deplete the assets of their guardians until there is nothing to pass on to their children and grandchildren.
And there are many Regulatory goals They may not even suffer from intellectual decline and must refute problematic claims made by professionals to protect their lives and assets from the advantages of the system-from the power of the court to the discretion of the guardian to The staff of the assisted living center enters -Pile on them.
Anyone with a sense of compassion and justice should know that the status quo must be changed. Families across the country are seeking help. They need elected officials to show their position, change laws and prosecute those who abuse guardianship and commit financial crimes.
Regrettably, the story of a celebrity being abused by an administrator, one who supervises her body, and one who is in charge of her finances highlights many other stories of abuse of ordinary people. Nonetheless, this sympathy and anger towards individual celebrities can now point to positive changes in the United States.
With the help of national leaders who are investigating this issue, we must develop protective measures to prevent abuse of the elderly and others by guardians and protectors. If leaders stand up now, there is hope that one day this crisis will be resolved.