Elder Care

As we get older, there may come a point when we need some help with the day-to-day management of our affairs. To have a trusted person available to help can be important for you.

Durable Power of Attorney

Good planning for the future will consider what happens should you become unable to take care of your own affairs. Who has authority to take care of your business affairs and pay your bills? If you do not plan for this, it may be necessary for your family or care givers to ask a court to appoint a guardian for you.
You can appoint someone you trust to be your agent to take care of your business affairs in the event you become incapacitated for any reason. This is called a Durable Power of Attorney because it remains effective even if you are incapacitated. It is wise to set this up before it may be needed, and will allow you to name someone you trust to take care of things for you. Most states allow you to make this power of attorney effective only in the event you become incapacitated, and it gives no authority to act on your behalf as long as you are able to do so yourself. It “springs” into action only if needed.

Medical Power of Attorney

Much like a Durable Power of Attorney, the Medical Power of Attorney allows you to appoint a trusted person to be your surrogate to make medical decisions for you should you be unable to make your own decisions. This person acts on your behalf to deal with healthcare professionals to admit you to the hospital, check you out of the hospital, consent to treatment, release your medical records, and do whatever you could do about your health care if you were able to make your own decisions. This Medical Power of Attorney gives no authority to make any medical decisions for you as long as you are able to make your own decisions. It is a standby directive and only comes into play if it is needed.

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