In our aging society, a frequent topic of conversation is how to help older people who have lost some of their physical or mental abilities. It is easy to advise someone to obtain power of attorney for a parent or other loved one, but it can be a challenge to actually make use of a POA, especially if time is of the essence. Beth Pinsker digs into the difficulties of using a power of attorney and how to overcome them.
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