“It serves as case law for every guardianship case going forward across the state of Michigan. It’s not just a suggestion: because it is published, this is binding law in the same way that a statute would be” said Shannon. “It reminds courts they do have to apply the correct standard in these cases. It means that if you’re subject to a guardianship like Mr.
“Sometimes we see guardians who misuse resident funds or who won’t provide residents with the most basic things, like underwear or consent for medical treatment,” said State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Salli Pung about people under guardianship in nursing homes and long term care facilities.
"These specialized services are not available in nursing homes or other long-term care settings, and the staff in these new settings have not been trained to meet the unique needs of these survivors," the ombudsman, Salli Pung, wrote in the letter. Neither bill has moved beyond the Legislature's insurance committees.
BRIGHTON, Mich.—(June 7, 2021)— Salli Pung, the State of Michigan's Long Term Care Ombudsman, has sent an urgent letter to Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, and other legislative leaders, expressing her "deep concern" that severely disabled survivors of auto accidents will suffer "a catastrophic loss of specialized care and services" if two new no-fault provisions are not addressed before th
“There really is no training, educational or other type of requirement to be able to serve as a legal guardian,” said Nicole Shannon, the Systemic Advocacy Attorney for the Michigan Elder Justice Initiative. See full story here.
“The Michigan Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is pleased with the announcement of another avenue for abuse and neglect concerns to be addressed in long term care,” Pung wrote in an email. Read full artice here.