Do You Have a Power of Attorney?
With Covid-19 cases spiking in Florida, I cannot stress the importance of having a valid, up to date Power of Attorney. With some falling ill and requiring hospitalization quickly, once someone is in a facility and hooked up to life saving equipment, it may be too late to easily get a power of attorney executed. Many people believe that family members such as spouses or children can adeptly step in to make important decisions. But this is not necessarily the case. Even of greater concern is those who have an out dated document that did not anticipate having someone make decisions about long term care and Medicaid crisis management. Even if this blog does not spurn you to get a Power of Attorney now, at least have conversations with your family about what your wishes are. This can sometimes be the difference between preserving your dignity and surrendering it to an unknown disease.