Introduction and Demographics

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This Guardianship Law Practice survey has been developed by the Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE) as part of a larger study being funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging to collect important information about guardianship as it relates to the Commonwealth’s 60 and older population. The findings of this study will be considered as the Department of Aging sets its policy and legislative agendas in the years ahead. There is little survey data about guardianship practices, so your participation is important and appreciated.

In this survey "AAA" is used to mean Area Agency on Aging and "AIP" is used to mean Alleged Incapacitated Person or Incapacitated Person.

This survey is to be completed by attorneys about their guardianship practice. If you are a member of a firm, please answer based on your individual practice. Please answer only with respect to your practice as it relates to the 60 and older population. Please estimate your answers to the best of your ability. We are not asking you to pull files or spend time searching for precise answers to these questions. This survey will close on April 27, 2012.

Participation in this survey is voluntary. We will not publish any identifying information about you in any reports or other documents that result from the study unless we contact you to obtain your express consent to quotation and attribution. We ask for contact information in the event that we need to follow-up to clarify a response or to obtain you permission to use a quote based on your response. All identifying information will be destroyed upon completion of data analysis.

This survey consists of 46 questions. We anticipate it will take you 20-30 minutes to complete depending on the nature of your practice and how many suggestions for changes to the guardianship system you wish to recommend. If you prefer to print and complete a hard copy of the survey, you may download it by clicking here and may e-mail your completed survey to or fax your completed survey to 215.545.5372 (Attn: Guardianship Survey).

CARIE and Pennsylvania Department of Aging thank you in advance for donating your time to our effort. If you have any questions about the survey or the overall study, you can contact Alissa Halperin, Esq. at

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* 1. I understand that participation in this survey is voluntary. I understand that my information will be used in the aggregate. I understand that my name will not be associated with the information I provide unless the CARIE research team contacts me and obtains my express consent to any attribution.

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* 2. Your name:

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* 3. Phone number:

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* 4. Your e-mail address: