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A POA is a legal document that allows you to authorize another person to make important decisions about your health care and financial affairs if you are unable to do so yourself. This document is also called a power of attorney or a living will. Although the terms are often used interchangeably, a POA is different than a living will.
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What Is a Power of Attorney?
A POA is a legal document that allows you to name a trusted person to make important decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so. A POA gives the person you choose the legal authority to handle financial and health care matters.
A POA can help you avoid the stress and confusion of trying to make important decisions in an emergency situation. It can also help you avoid the cost of paying for a guardian or conservator, which can be expensive.
A POA can be used to make decisions about your health care, financial affairs, and other important matters. It can be used to make decisions about your financial matters, health care decisions, and other important decisions. A POA does not cover financial decisions that are related to the purchase or sale of real property.
A POA is different than a living will because a living will only covers your health care decisions. A living will does not give someone the legal authority to make financial or health care decisions for you. In addition, a living will does not cover all of the important decisions that a POA can cover.
What Is a Living Will?
A living will is a document that provides your family and doctors with specific instructions about what you would like to happen should you be unable to make your own healthcare decisions. A living will is different than a POA because it only covers health care decisions.
A living will can be used to cover the following types of decisions:
- Healthcare Decisions—Your living will can tell your family and doctors what you would like to happen if you are unable to communicate, such as whether you would like life support to be used or if you would like to be allowed to die naturally.
- End-of-Life Decisions—Your living will can tell your family and doctors what you would like to happen if you are terminally ill and nearing the end of your life.
- Organ Donation—Your living will can tell your family and doctors whether or not you would like to be an organ donor.
A living will does not cover all of the important decisions that a POA can cover. A POA can cover important decisions about financial matters, health care decisions, and other important decisions.
How to Create a Power of Attorney
Creating a POA is simple and straightforward. All you need to do is fill out the document with the information you want to include and sign it.
If you are creating a POA for health care decisions, you will also need to designate a backup person who can make decisions for you if the person you have chosen is unable to do so. The backup person should be someone who is willing to take on this responsibility and should be aware that he or she may be called upon to make important decisions on your behalf.
You can create a POA with the help of a lawyer or you can do it yourself using a form found online. If you create the POA yourself, make