Indiana launches registry to protect elderly from exploitation

A new online registry that aims to protect elderly people and others in Indiana from being financially exploited by their court-appointed guardians is now being used by courts.

The registry helps courts monitor guardianship cases, while providing limited public access to further help protect people who are unable to manage their personal and/or financial affairs.

A Porter County Superior Court Magistrate says court reviews of guardianship cases ensure that a protected person’s funds are being used appropriately.

56 of Indiana’s 92 counties are currently taking part in the voluntary registry.