Crash Course Assuming Power of Attorney

Ten Considerations When Assuming Power of Attorney for a Loved One After the Death of the Original Power of Attorney


My brother and I have recently assumed power of attorney for our grandmother after our dad passed in December, 2018. While we are still navigating the process, there were some initial things that I found were helpful or would be helpful for those assuming Power of Attorney for a loved one who needs care, especially from afar.

Here are the 10 things I organized to help frame what we needed as we adjusted to our new roles.

1. Grab the death certificate

2. Always carry you Power of Attorney (POA)

3. Create a list

4. Arrange mail forwarding

5. Be efficient with your time

6. Investigate long term care options online before traveling

7. Know the assets available

8. Have someone to talk with

9. Technology connects

10. Consider long term care insurance


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Also, if you have any other elements to consider, please send them my way. The more we share with each other, the more we can help others in the future.


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