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When older adults are declared legally incapacitated, guardians are appointed to take over decision-making regarding their health or financial affairs. Pennsylvania’s guardianship law is set up to protect older people from potential fraud or other forms of abuse.
Despite those efforts, claims of abuse and financial exploitation by guardians have made their way to the courts. A Spotlight PA review of some of these cases and conversations with people who specialize in elder law revealed flaws in the guardianship system and other shortcomings in safeguarding this vulnerable population.
On Thursday, June 1 at 6 p.m. ET, join Spotlight PA’s Angela Couloumbis and other expert panelists for a free Q&A on Pennsylvania’s elder protection laws and how they could be improved.
Our panelists include:
Angela Couloumbis, investigative reporter for Spotlight PA
State Sen. Art Haywood (D., Philadelphia)
Steve Feldman, lawyer specializing in health and elder law
Tina Paone, professor of education counseling and leadership, Monmouth University
RSVP for free here. Submit your questions in advance to email@example.com.
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