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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