Associated Press Report

In 1986, the Associated Press undertook a year-long investigation of adult guardianship in all 51 jurisdictions, including more than 2,200 randomly selected guardianship court files and multiple interviews with a range of informants.  The resulting national six-part series published in 1987, Guardians of the Elderly: An Ailing System, effectively triggered the modern adult guardianship reform movement.
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Since the historic AP release, additional press coverage has further highlighted problematic areas.  See for example the Los Angles Times series in November 2005, Guardians for Profit.
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