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Caregiver Relief and Advanced Health Care Directives

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People dealing with an aging relative who is suffering with multiple medical decisions often get a Medical Power of Attorney in order to facilitate the frequent decisions that are required.  Also called a healthcare proxy, a POA allows families to appoint a single person as a healthcare agent. This person is then authorized to make medical decisions on behalf of the aging loved one.  However, in the event of a catastrophic incident, when the person has had a major medical episode, like a heart attack, stroke, or just about anything that is life threatening a POA’s weaknesses are revealed.  You need to have Advanced Directives for this person. 

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