Florida's Guardianship Program stirs up trouble for the elderly & Governor Charlie Crist runs for reelection listen11/05/13 Robert Lorei
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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei speaks with WFTS TV investigative journalist Adam Walser about problems with Florida’s Guardianship program, specially when it comes to the elderly. A guardian is a surrogate decision-maker appointed by the court to make either personal and/or financial decisions for an adult with mental or physical disabilities. With the approval of a judge , the elderly person -- the subject of the guardianship is termed a "ward.” It means a court has found that an individual's ability to make decisions is so impaired that the court gives the right to make decisions to another person. That person is a guardian. By law, guardianship is only warranted when no less restrictive alternative exists.
Later the show explores former Governor Charlie Crist’s announcement yesterday that he is running again to be governor of the state.
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