Sunday, October 8, 2017

How private "guardians" can control the lives of senior citizens for profit

A black sedan pulls up in your driveway. A Guardian emerges and knocks on your door. She has legal papers saying you can't take care of yourself. You are taken to a hellish institution for the elderly while all your assets are confiscated and sold off to pay for your Guardian.  Your children are helpless to do anything for you, because everything has been authorized by the court.

Kafka? No, Nevada. This article by Rachel Aviv in The New Yorker, "How the elderly lose their rights," is one of the most terrifying pieces of reporting I have seen in years.

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