Elderly Sexual Abuse in Residential Care Settings with Dr. Pamela Teaster

Listen now as Dr. Teaster speaks about the problem of sexual abuse in residential care settings. Meet Pamela Teaster Pamela Teaster is a professor of human development and family science at Virginia Tech and director of the Virginia Tech Center for Gerontology. Teaster has a long history of serving the public interest in ensuring that older Americans receive protection from exploitation and abuse by those in positions of power or trust. Her ongoing research focuses on the mistreatment of elders and vulnerable adults, public and private guardianship, end-of-life issues and decision-making, ethical treatment and human rights issues of vulnerable adults, and public affairs and policy. She is the coauthor or coeditor of four books and more than a hundred peer-reviewed articles, reports, and book chapters. In addition to her scholarship, Teaster is on the editorial board of the Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect. She is a fellow of both the Gerontological Society of America and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. She is an active board member and former president of the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. She also serves as secretary on the Board of Trustees for the Center for Guardianship Certification and secretary[…..]

Problems Associated with Public Guardianship with Dr. Pamela Teaster

Public Guardianship is made for an incapacitated person who have no willing or qualified family members or friends and who do not have adequate income or assets for the compensation of a private guardian. Dr. Pamela Teaster gives some helpful insights on the problems associated with public guardianship in this episode. Meet Pamela Teaster Pamela Teaster is a professor of human development and family science at Virginia Tech and director of the Virginia Tech Center for Gerontology. Teaster has a long history of serving the public interest in ensuring that older Americans receive protection from exploitation and abuse by those in positions of power or trust. Her ongoing research focuses on the mistreatment of elders and vulnerable adults, public and private guardianship, end-of-life issues and decision-making, ethical treatment and human rights issues of vulnerable adults, and public affairs and policy. She is the coauthor or coeditor of four books and more than a hundred peer-reviewed articles, reports, and book chapters. In addition to her scholarship, Teaster is on the editorial board of the Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect. She is a fellow of both the Gerontological Society of America and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. She is[…..]

What are Public Guardianships? with Dr. Pamela Teaster

Public Guardianship — Is it made with the best interest of incapacitated people in mind? Join us in today’s episode with our guest Dr. Pamela Teaster as she talks about Public Guardianship.  Meet Pamela Teaster Pamela Teaster is a professor of human development and family science at Virginia Tech and director of the Virginia Tech Center for Gerontology. Teaster has a long history of serving the public interest in ensuring that older Americans receive protection from exploitation and abuse by those in positions of power or trust. Her ongoing research focuses on the mistreatment of elders and vulnerable adults, public and private guardianship, end-of-life issues and decision-making, ethical treatment and human rights issues of vulnerable adults, and public affairs and policy. She is the coauthor or coeditor of four books and more than a hundred peer-reviewed articles, reports, and book chapters. In addition to her scholarship, Teaster is on the editorial board of the Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect. She is a fellow of both the Gerontological Society of America and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. She is an active board member and former president of the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. She also[…..]

Do Public Guardianships Help the Elderly?

To get some help today, we have Dr. Pamela Teaster with us to talk about public guardianships and whether it is in the best interest of incapacitated people. Dr. Teaster is a human development and family science professor at Virginia Tech and director of the Virginia Tech Center for Gerontology. First, Dr. Teaster explains what public guardianship means. When a person is deemed to lack capacity and has no responsible person to make decisions on their behalf, the state will then appoint a public guardian. Sadly, not many people know about this unconstitutional process called public guardianship. Tune in as Dr. Teaster explains why we should be concerned about public guardianship and what seniors need to know about sexual abuse in residential care settings. In This Episode: [02:55] What exactly public guardianship means, and why older adults are appointed guardians more often than younger adults.    [07:20] The history behind public guardianship.   [10:00] Why seniors should be concerned about public guardianship.  [14:15] With public guardianship, the guardian becomes the state – it’s a critical distinction to understand.  [18:00] Dr. Teaster speaks about the problem of sexual abuse in residential care settings.   Key Takeaways: Your civil rights are under fire because of[…..]