Plan now for an Advanced Health Care Directive and Power of Attorney, before you and loved ones need to use it.
Several times a month, a call comes into Elder Law and Advocacy's office in San Diego that goes something like this: "Hello, my wife (husband, or parent) has advanced Alzheimer's disease and her doctor told me I need to get power of attorney. Can you help me?"
Misconceptions about creating and using a power of attorney for health care or finances creates problems for many families. Here's what you need to know.