Guardianships and World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15)
Garden City Park, NY: In light of the upcoming twelfth annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15th, Square One's newest title—Guardianships and the Elderly: The Perfect Crime (ISBN: 978-0-7570-0433-9, $19.95 USD / $28.95 CAN) by Dr. Sam Sugar—is very much the book of the moment with reviewers and readers alike.
Already into its second print run, the author has been interviewed on SiriusXM's hugely popular program "The David Webb Show" and will appear at various events throughout the US as a part of his ongoing advocacy through his non-profit organization Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship (AAAPG).
Meanwhile, the book has received excellent reviews from the top book/library trade publications Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly as follows:
KIRKUS REVIEWS: “A powerful voice in senior advocacy sounds the alarm on the guardianship industry’s gross abuses . . . explores the evolution of the guardianship process and its statutes, triggering scenarios, and mechanisms, offering clear, readable explanations of the legalities, appointed officials, and court probate structures involved . . . [Sugar’s] intent is the prevent others from suffering the financial and emotional struggle of a broken system and to empower readers to arm themselves with enough accessible knowledge and foresight to avoid the dizzyingly complicated guardianship arrangement altogether . . . smartly offers practical tips and alternatives to avoid abusive situations and to honor final intentions in the most respectful ways possible . . . A potent, important call to action for those preparing to assume or actively involved in the estate caretaking of an incapacitated loved one.”
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: “Enlightens readers about the financial and psychological toll taken on vulnerable elderly people by corrupt court-appointed guardians . . . [author] Sugar, who estimates that as many as 14% of all guardianships involve some criminality, convincingly demonstrates that the system as a whole is broken . . . going beyond merely sounding the alarm, he recommends concrete ways for individuals to protect themselves and their loved ones . . . with the aging of the American population and the concomitant increase in expected guardianships, this is a timely and valuable cri de coeur [passionate appeal].”
More to come . . .