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You probably don’t want to think about it, but the day will come when your older adult won’t be able to manage their personal affairs. That’s when you’ll have to step in to handle their finances or decide what kinds of medical treatments they would want.
When that day comes, you’ll need a durable power of attorney (POA) so you can legally make decisions on their behalf. A power of attorney is a legal document that lets your older adult choose someone who will have the power to act in their place.
Our friends at DailyCaring explain:
-The critical difference between a durable and ordinary POA
-Who needs a POA
-What will happen if your senior doesn't have one
-Where to get a POA