This work reviews the current thinking on guardianship of older persons, how the wards and the guardians are affected, and the process by which a person becomes a ward. The book, based on court records and a guardian questionnaire, considers the impact of current legislation on older wards. Recommendations for changes in the guardianship system are made in the final chapter, followed by a summary and conclusion section.
About the Author:
PAT M. KEITH is Professor and Assistant Dean in the Graduate Department of Sociology at Iowa State University. Dr. Keith is coauthor of Role Relationships and Well-Being over the Life Cycle (Praeger, 1991) and author of The Unmarried in Later Life (Praeger, 1989).
ROBBYN R. WACKER is Associate Professor in the Department of Human Services at the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Wacker has been author or coauthor of several chapters and refereed journal articles dealing with the elderly.