Designate a person or persons to be your Medical and Financial Power of Attorney who will be a responsible, trustworthy individual to honor your wishes and make decisions when you are no longer able to. This person or persons may be family, close friends, or your attorney. This is a very important decision, choose wisely.
Consult with an Attorney familiar with Elder Care and Advance Directives. To locate a qualified Attorney near you or to find out more information about your elder rights go to the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
Next we will discuss the Medical Care necessary when the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or Dementia is made. Stay tuned.
Gerry Fioriglio RN, BS
Geriatric Care Nurse/Professional Patient Advocate