If you’re in your 20s and 30s, it’s likely that you do not have a Power of Attorney (POA), or even know what one does. Very simply, the POA document allows you to appoint someone to make major decisions for you, either in terms of your healthcare, or your finances. Given that definition, you could be forgiven for thinking it’s a document designed solely for the elderly.
Medical Power of Attorney
Here’s how to obtain guardianship of your loved ones, if an elderly parent loses the ability to think clearly or look after themselves physically.
A Medical Power of Attorney allows you to name a health agent, someone who will make health decisions for you if you cannot. Your health care agent will ensure that your health care providers give you the care you wish to receive. You can also require that your health care agent communicate in any manner with you about any specific proposed health care. For example, you may still be able to communicate by blinking your eyes.