Create a Power of Attorney

While not the most exciting activity, it is nonetheless an important one.  Creating a Power of Attorney is an important way to ensure that your wishes are followed if you become unable to state them and that the people you want choosing on your behalf are well known to everyone.  If these forms are not created, it can necessitate your family petitioning the court for these powers at a later date, which is often stressful and requires yearly reviews as well as meticulous record keeping.

 

Generally speaking, most people complete a separate Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA for short) for both health care and finances.  This can be done through a local elder law attorney or using “fill in the blank” forms available online or at your local doctor’s office or hospital.  For referrals to local elder law attorneys, call the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24-Hour Helpline at 1 (800) 272-3900.

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