The job of a caregiver is difficult, but there are tools, such as Powers of Attorney, that can actually make your caregiving job easier. Having these tools in place before they are needed can alleviate already stressful and tense situations. Attorney Carol Bertsch explains the differences between various powers of attorney, the rights, limitations, what they cover, how to appoint your agent(s), why you need alternate agents, when the POA becomes effective, and more.
Legal decisions and legal forms not only protect the person you care for, but they also protect you, the family caregiver. See: Legal Forms and Finding an Elder Law Attorney
Source: mmLearn.org and the James L. West center for Dementia Care
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