1. Learn who can make a Power of Attorney

You can make a if you’re 16 years of age or older and .

Being capable to make a Power of Attorney for Personal Care means:

  • you understand whether your attorney is truly concerned about how you live and are taken care of, and
  • you understand that you may need this person to make decisions for you.

You must make the Power of Attorney without anyone forcing you to or telling you that you must make one to get health care or another service.

Only you can make a Power of Attorney. A Power of Attorney that you sign after you become or that someone else signs or you, is not valid.

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