It is so disturbing to read of yet another instance of how elders can fall into an inappropriate guardianship situation and to learn how difficult/expensive it is to get the "professional" guardianship overturned. Be sure you understand how this happens and don't let it happen to your beloved elder when your head is turned. Here is the link to an AARP article describing an unfortunate situation in New Mexico, but last month I read about an even more egregious situation where a "professional" for-profit guardianship service was in cahoots with the judge and other lawyers and it was nearly impossible to rescue the elder. bit.ly/2OMTHRY
Elva Roy is the Founder of the all-volunteer group "Ambassadors For Aging Well" which meets in Arlington, Texas.