Where to Turn for Help for Older Persons: A Brochure

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1988 - Older people - 14 pages
 

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Page 4 - This is a legal device which permits one individual known as the "principal" to give to another person called the "attorney-in-fact" the authority to act on his or her behalf. The attorney-in-fact is authorized to handle banking and real estate, incur expenses, pay bills and handle a wide variety of legal affairs for a specified period of time. The Power of Attorney can continue indefinitely during the lifetime of the principal so long as that person is competent and capable of granting power of...
Page 4 - ISSUES tion of property and if appropriate, how that property is to be used after a person dies. Information about burial or cremation can also be included. A will designates an individual or individuals to serve as the executor(s) responsible for carrying out the instructions of the will. Generally, a will makes it easier to settle affairs more quickly and with less legal expense. 5. The "Right to Die": Living Wills Public attention is increasingly focused on "right to die" issues as advancing medical...
Page 2 - ... the telephone book or call the information operator for this number. It is helpful to post this number on each telephone for quick use in times of crisis.* 3. Transportation There are services that can help in getting around in the community. A number of communities offer door-to-door transportation services for older persons such as vans or mini-buses which accommodate wheelchairs, walkers and other devices. Transportation may be provided to and from the doctor's office or other medical services;...
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Page 3 - ... family—and can help you or a family member make wise decisions. LEGAL DEFINITIONS Many communities offer legal services. For those elderly who are unable to manage their own affairs appropriately, legal and/or protective services may be needed. Such services are designed to safeguard the rights and interests of older persons, to protect them from harm, to protect the property of older persons, and to provide advice and counsel to older persons and their families in dealing with financial and...
Page 4 - ... up by an attorney licensed to practice in the State of the client. This device is to compensate for the period of time when an individual becomes incompetent to manage their own affairs appropriately. * 3. Guardianship Guardianship or conservatorship is a legal mechanism by which the court declares a person incompetent and appoints a guardian. The court transfers the responsibility for managing financial affairs, living arrangements, and medical care decisions to the guardian.* 4. Wills A well...

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