There are no state or federal laws that govern or set standards for guardianship. Guardianship is a legal tool that can be used to protect the disabled elderly, but it can also be used to neglect, exploit and abuse them. Guardianship abuse happens all too often because there are not enough guardians available to meet demand; many guardians receive no training and little oversight.
We profile the Brooke Astor story, talk with her grandson, Philip Marshall, who asked the court to appoint his grandmother a new guardian, and hear two compelling stories of guardianship.
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