Financial and Social Costs of the Need for Guardianship

An extensive, multiphase and multi-year project to determine what kinds of guardianship services are available in Massachusetts, who receives and does not receive them, how a public guardian would fit within the existing system, and how best to meet the unmet need. This project also provides an analysis of cost savings that may be realized if Massachusetts were to establish a Public Guardian, through reduced expenditures for emergency health care, protective services, and social service agency interventions.


Fact Sheets

Need for Public Guardianship in Massachusetts Fact Sheet

Research Collaborators

The Boston VA Research Institute, Inc. (BVARI) is a VA-affiliated Non-Profit Research Corporation (NPC) established in 1990 to support biomedical research and education within the VA Boston Healthcare System.