About the Book
Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon and received the Distinguished Flying Cross in the Korean War and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. At 88, his legacy is secure. On earth, it is another matter. “The problem with vulnerable elderly is that many, such as Buzz Aldrin, have not planned their ‘Golden Years.’ Whom do they really trust to make critical choices about finances, and essential healthcare decisions? One needs a qualified expert to deal these complex tasks. The lack of expert elderly planning can result in exploitation,” says author Robert T. Fertig. “[Guardianship Realities] offers a perfect picture of what guardianship [really is like], a work that showcases the authors extensive experience in dealing with the protection of the most vulnerable people in our society — children and the elderly. Readers are introduced to a wide range of case studies, insightful and well-meaning tips and advice, and a critical look at the legal system and its processes when it comes to Guardianship.” —Christian Sia for Readers’ Favorite (FIVE STAR RATING). “If you’re not accused of something, you’re probably not doing your job,” said Professional Guardian Fernando. Those insightful words came true in 2017 when Fernando was falsely accused of exploitation. Years later, a jury found Fernando NOT GUILTY. The lesson for ALL is this: Guardians, Trustees, DPOA and Proxys are vulnerable to accusations by patients and relatives of something, especially if they are conscientiously doing their job.
About the Author
Robert Thomas Fertig, a USAF Veteran, and became an Information Technology instructor at General Electric. He joined Sperry Univac, as Manager of Competitive Analysis. Fertig later moved to Advanced Computer Techniques, as Vice President of the Technology Analysis Group. Subsequently, he established Enterprise Information Systems. Robert spent ten years as Guardian ad Litem and Eldercare Guardian. Fertig is the author of ten books, such as Consequences, Quicksand (a novel), Culture Battles, Miraculous, and Best Interests of the Children. Fernando Gutierrez has been a Professional Guardian since 2008. During these years, he handled hundreds of cases. He always accepted indigent cases as a proxy, without compensation. Mr. Gutierrez completed specialized training in Clinical Healthcare Ethics, where he obtained many certificates of accomplishment. Mr. Gutierrez graduated from intensive healthcare educational courses at several prominent institutions: National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia, University of Washington School of Medicine, University of Virginia Medical School and Washington D.C. Hospital Center, and has written many articles on Bio-Ethics.