Shirley Roberts combines her business skills with her life experiences to share several important recommendations for our audience when taking on the role of attorney for personal care (or more commonly known as a Substitute Decision Marker or POA for personal care).
Shirley shares her wisdom on excelling as an Attorney for Personal Care by discussing:
What do attorneys for personal care need to do to get ready for their role?
- Learn what the role of an attorney for personal care is, and when their authority begins and ends
- Learn how to access a loved one’s Power of Attorney for Personal Care
- Prepare for Emergencies
What strategies spare individuals with Attorney for Personal Care unnecessary anxiety?
- Learn to keep family harmony
- Encourage parents and your spouse to make early preparations for end-of-life
- Encourage parents and your spouse to make and pay for funeral arrangements
How can an Attorney for Personal Care become a good advocate?
To be a good advocate as an Attorney for Personal Care, we need to take on a leadership role over the care and well-being of our parents or spouse.