Guardianship, a largely unregulated arrangement for senior citizens who cannot manage their own affairs, leaves many vulnerable to being scammed. And the issue threatens to worsen as the elderly population in the U.S. grows.

On Sunday, “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver dedicated a segment to examples of people who have been taken advantage of, and highlighted the need for more government oversight into guardianship. The comedian also encouraged Americans to start to making arrangements for their old age as soon as possible with a public service announcement featuring Rita Moreno and  William Shatner, as well as some humorous bits on hippos.

Watch the full clip in the video player above.

— Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata


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