General Power Of Attorney – The Basics

I remember when computers were becoming really popular and we all thought they would take care of our paper work pile ups. A man working next to me said he thought they would create more paperwork nightmares. From my observations this has become true.

Declutter paperwork by canceling magazine and newspaper subscriptions you don’t read. How to declutter magazines that are stacking up around your home is to go through them every three months and recycle them even if you haven’t read them, you can always find the information online.

Legal planning should begin while the person with Alzheimer’s is in the early stages of the disease. You need to find out the information before they can no longer remember it. Do they have funeral arrangements? Alzheimer’s is a fatal disease. Do they want CPR should an emergency happen? Do they have a will? Do they want a tube feeding or IV if called for in a hospital or nursing home situation? Do they have a Power of Attorney? If not, they should assign someone. In order to pay their bills, talk to their creditors, get their taxes done, or sell their home- a power of attorney has to handle it. The صيانة شاشات بريما should get a joint checking account with the individual to make things easier to handle.

Have a friend or family member take turns caring for the person with Alzheimer’s. If you don’t have anyone available, consider hiring a part time companion or caregiver. Another option is an adult daycare or senior center to relieve you for an hour or so. Don’t try to be a martyr and do all the care without a break. It will wear you down and in the end you will feel resentment or get sick yourself. Go for a walk, take a nap, read a book- anything to give yourself some me time.

Stay calm if your family member becomes verbally or physically abusive. Let them know you will not tolerate this behavior. Allow them to escape to the safety of their room. This usually helps them calm down.

First and foremost, your HCPOA should be someone you trust. This person will potentially be making life and death decisions for you. You should also have a secondary person named in the document in case the first person is unavailable. For instance, you might choose your spouse first and then one of your children, or one of your siblings. You might also choose your children; making one primary agent and another a secondary agent.

Estate Planning makes it possible to prevent your loved ones from the burden of details in the event of your death. This type of planning makes sure that your assets will be transferred smoothly.

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