G.R.A.D.E


Guardianship Reports

GRADE 
Guardianship Reform Advocates 
For The Disabled & Elderly



Guardianship Reports And Articles 

1968
GAO - "Opportunity For Economies Under Guardianship Program"  Report To The Congress Veterans Administration
B-114859, Jan 11, 1968
http://archive.gao.gov/otherpdf1/087484.pdf

1982
GAO - Legislation Needed To Prevent Loss of Millions From Mentally Incompetent Veterans' Estates HRD-82-1, Feb 10, 1982
http://archive.gao.gov/d41t14/117675.pdf

1987
Abuses in Guardianship of the Elderly and Infirm: A National Disgrace. A Report by the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health and Long-Term Care of the Select Committee on Aging. House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, First Session.
http://eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED294080.pdf

1991
GAO - Elder Abuse: Effectiveness of Reporting Laws and Other Factors
HRD-91-74, Apr 24, 1991
http://archive.gao.gov/t2pbat7/143878.pdf

1993
National Probate Court Standards.
The Commission on National Probate Court Standards and Advisory Comittee on Interstate Guardianships
http://www.probatect.org/ohioprobatecourts/pdf/national_probate_standards.pdf

1998
What are the Effects of Managed Care on Adult Guardianship Agencies and Clients ? A Focus Group Report 1998-08-01
http://assets.aarp.org/rgcenter/health/9808_guardian.pdf

1998
National Incidence Study, October 8, 1998, National Center on Elder 
Abuse
http://www.aoa.gov/eldfam/Elder_Rights/Elder_Abuse/ABuseReport_Full.pdf
Elder_Rights/Elder_Abuse/ABuseReport_Full.pdf

2001
Wingspan, the Second National Guardianship Conference (the “Wingspan conference”) made seven recommendations on monitoring and accountability, drawing on and clarifying the earlier Wingspread statements.
http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/.../wingspan_reccs.authcheckdam.pdf

2002
Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, "Then and Now: Tracing the Tenets for and Active Court Role" Sally Balch Hurme, Erica Wood
http://justice.law.stetson.edu/lawrev/abstracts/PDF/31-3Hurme.pdf

2003
Guardianships Over the Elderly: Security Provided or Freedoms Denied? A hearing of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging.  Febuary 11, 2003
http://justice.law.stetson.edu/lawrev/abstracts/PDF/37-1Teaster.pdf

2004
Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, “Guardianships: Collaboration Needed to Protect Incapacitated Elderly People.”
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d04655.pdf

2004
National Wingspan Implementation Session: Action Steps on Adult Guardianship Reform. 
http://www.azcourts.gov/Portals/83/pdf /Wrkgrp2WingspanRecommendations.pdf

2005
Carrie Abner, “A Silent Crisis,” State News (April 2005), Council of State Governments
http://www.csg.org/pubs/Documents/sn0505SilentCrisis.pdf.

2006
Naomi Karp and Erica Wood, Guardianship Monitoring: A National Survey of Court Practices, AARP Public Policy Institute, www.aarp.org/pp #2006-14June 2006.
http://www.guardianship.org/reports/07GuardianshipMonitoring.pdf

2006
"State - Level Adult Guardianship Data: An Exploratory Survey" Erica Wood American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging - August 2006
http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/ncearoot/main_site/pdf/publication/GuardianshipData.pdf

2006
GAO - " Little Progress in Ensuring Protection for the Incapacitated Elderly People"
September 07, 2006
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d101046.pdf

2006 
American Bar Association submitted to the Comittee on Aging of the U.S. Senate
"Improving Guardianship for the Elderly" December 28, 2006
http://www.abanet.org/.../2006dec27_guardianship_t.pdf

2006
Naomi Karp and Erica Wood, AARP No. 2006-14, “Guardianship Monitoring: A National Survey of Court Practices” (2006)
http://assets.aarp.org/rgcenter/consumer/2006_14_guardianship.pdf.

2006
Federal Options to Improve America's Ailing Guardianship System
Guardianship can both prevent and promote elder abuse. This December 2006 White Paper by Naomi Karp, JD, of AARP's Public Policy ... More
2006-12-31
http://www.aarp.org/money/estate-planning/info-2006/m_2_guardianship.htm

2007
Guardianship Monitoring Symposium—AARP Public Policy Institute, AARP Foundation, and ABA Commission on Law and Aging brought together experts to review, discuss, evaluate, and add to a menu of oversight techniques as a part of their ongoing Guardianship Monitoring State Laws on July 27 and 28, 2007.
http://www.ncpj.org/guardianship%20monitoring.htm

2007
Naomi Karp and Erica Wood, AARP, No. 2007-21, “Guarding The Guardians: Promising Practices For Court Monitoring” (2007),  
http://assets.aarp.org/rgcenter/il/2007_21_guardians.pdf

2008
“Emergency Guardianship Statutes: An Analysis of Legislative Due Process Reforms"
http://www.naag.org/protecting-the-protected-overseeing-adult-guardianship.php

2008
In Brief: Power of Attorney Abuse: What States Can Do About It
This brief synopsis of an AARP Public Policy Institute research paper, by Lori A. Stiegel and Ellen VanCleave Klem of the American Bar Association Commission on ... More 2008-12-04
http://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-12-2008/inb164_poa.html

2009
Broken Trust: Elders, Family and Finances Elder Rights
http://www.metlife.com/assets/cao/mmi/publications/studies/mmi...

2010
GAO - VA's Fiduciary Program: Improved Compliance and Policies Could Better Safeguard Veterans' Benefits - GAO-10-241, Feb 26, 2010
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d10241.pdf

2010
GAO - Guardianships: Cases of Financial Exploitation, Neglect, and Abuse of Seniors GAO-10-1046, Sep 30, 2010
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d101046.pdf

2011
INCAPACITATED ADULTS Oversight of Federal Fiduciaries and Court-Appointed Guardians Needs Improvement
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d11678.pdf

2011
U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging,  “Overprescribed: The Human and Taxpayers’ Costs of Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes"
 http://www.senate.gov/fplayers/jw57/commMP4Player.cfm?fn=aging110211&st=1093&dur=0