Innovations in Guardianship: Maximizing Autonomy and Ensuring Accountability

Source: Elder Justice Initiative

Published: 2023


Guardianship is one approach to providing support and assistance to adults who need help with decision-making about finances and personal issues. However, as recent high-profile and less visible cases illustrate, guardianship can also infringe on personal rights and can lead to mistreatment of older adults and adults with disabilities.

Join us for a webinar to discuss current trends and challenges in state guardianship systems, policies and practice. Using real-life guardianship scenarios, the webinar will explore ways to maximize autonomy and ensure accountability throughout the guardianship process. Presenters will discuss less restrictive alternatives to guardianship as well as ways to improve adjudication and post-appointment oversight of guardians.


Alison Hirschel, Managing Attorney and Director, Michigan Elder Justice Initiative

Nicole Shannon, Systemic Advocate Attorney, Michigan Elder Justice Initiative

Link: Innovations in Guardianship: Maximizing Autonomy and Ensuring Accountability

Topics: Guardianship/Conservatorship, Legal, Public Awareness

Access: Web-based

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning

Audience: Advocates, Caregivers, Legal/Law Enforcement, Social Services