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Beyond Britney: Abuse, Exploitation, And Death Inside America’s Guardianship Industry

Beyond Britney: Abuse, Exploitation, And Death Inside America’s Guardianship Industry

BuzzFeed News has scoured hundreds of thousands of court documents, obtained confidential mental health filings and financial records, examined hundreds of guardianship cases, gathered exclusive data from extensive public records requests, conducted hundreds of...

The staggering, exhausting, invisible costs of caring for America’s elderly

The staggering, exhausting, invisible costs of caring for America’s elderly

Some older adults have diligently prepared for their future. They purchased long-term care insurance when it was still affordable, then paid the premiums each month, even as they continued to rise. This is not the norm. Many adults have no plan at all, or assume that...

‘You’d walk out if your husband hit you – you can’t when it’s your child’

‘You’d walk out if your husband hit you – you can’t when it’s your child’

Most parents never have to worry about being attacked by a violent child, but if it happens, they face a dilemma. They can't just walk out - and they may fear that seeking help will have repercussions for their child. Research suggests the problem is often hidden, and...

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