adult guardianship

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Assuming guardianship of another person's property, medical decisions, and finances is a large responsibility. To ensure that the process protects our most vulnerable at such a critical time, AARP has been working with organizations and state leadership to improve guardianship and conservatorship practices in Alabama.
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In recognition of her work during the 2017 Regular Texas Legislative Session, state Sen. Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo) was presented today a Texas Legislative Achievement Award from AARP Texas.
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With the scheduled end of the 2017 Texas legislative session approaching, AARP continues to fight for passage of several bills that aim to improve nursing home quality, ease the stress of family caregivers, protect older Texans from financial exploitation, and help consumers avoid and respond to surprise medical charges.
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In 2016, Georgia became the 43 rd state to pass the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA), which helps family caregivers who are legal guardians save time and court costs by making sure specific adult guardianship laws are consistent and honored from state to state. Adult guardianship is a complex web of widely varying practices of multiple stakeholders that are frequently disconnected.  Oftentimes with guardianship advocacy, stakeholders work in “silos” – or convene in groups to advance legislation, and then disassemble soon after enactment.  One way to improve adult guardianship and highlight other options in your state is to have stakeholders work together consistently and collaboratively.  This growing initiative is known as “Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders” (WINGS).
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RALEIGH – AARP North Carolina is urging State Legislators to pass a law already adopted in forty states to recognize adult guardianship orders uniformly across state lines and allow guardians to provide for their loved ones regardless of where they live. State House Bill 817, the Uniform Adult Guardianship Act, would create a simple solution to iron out costly and timely jurisdictional issues for family caregivers.
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RALEIGH -- AARP North Carolina is urging State Legislators to pass a law already adopted in forty states to recognize adult guardianship orders uniformly across state lines and allow guardians to provide for their loved ones regardless of where they live.  State House Bill 817, the Uniform Adult Guardianship Act, would create a simple solution to iron out costly and timely jurisdictional issues for family caregivers.
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