With baby boomers hitting the retirement age in droves, this is something that is extremely important for friends and family members. State appointed guardians are paid to protect the elderly person/s that they represent. Too often however, we have people running into a situation where these people are stealing from and/or neglecting the very people that they are supposed to be taking care of. In this article, you will see examples of elderly people being taken for all they’re worth, being torn from their family and friendship circles. or just flat out neglected. If you or someone you know has an elderly parent, friend, or loved one, you should do whatever you can to ensure that their guardian is a close family member or friend. Avoiding the state appointed options at all cost is in the best interest of everyone involved.