Conservatorships and the Aging Population
The number of conservatorships among older Americans is increasing in California. Older adults, particularly those suffering from cognitive disabilities, are very susceptible to abuse under a conservatorship.
In the past decade, many cases of elder abuse in conservatorships have come to light. From predatory criminals who become guardians in order to steal an older person’s money and property, to estranged children seeking to take all of their parents’ assets, elder abuse cases affect both famous and average Americans. In fact, we don’t even know the extent of how many elders are abused by their conservators.
Articles on elder abuse by conservators
Peter Max’s story >>
The extraordinary internationally recognized artist has been under an abusive guardianship by a professional who is not allowing regular and complete access by his own children.
Nichelle Nichols’ story >>
The “Star Trek” actress who played Lt. Uhura is conserved by her son, who is accused of financial abuse and isolating his mother from her friends and supporters.