Even more news. There is now a bipartisan bill proposed that would give those under guardianship/conservatorship more rights: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/20/us/politics/free-britney-bill-law.html One of the main points is that the person can petition to have a private (read: family member) replaced by a professional conservator, or someone else of their choice they wish the court to appoint. Wards would also have caseworkers to oversee the workings to help ensure no exploitation or abuse takes place. However, there are some issues of concern here. First, though it’s called the FREE Act, it doesn’t free anyone…more like gives them the option to change who is running their life. Also, as some journalists have documented, professional guardians (many of whom have dozens or even hundreds of wards in their “care”) can be as or more exploitative or neglectful as family members. So if passed, this law will be just a start on guardianship reform. As far as I’ve seen, the news media (beyond the NY Times) are already getting facts confused or failing to note what I just mentioned.