An individual can set up a Power of Attorney document which allows an agent to make financial and legal decisions if the individual becomes incapacitated.  The agent will have the authority to make medical decisions in the event the individual is unable to make such decisions for him or herself.   In choosing an agent,  remember that the agent should be a family member or friend that the principal trusts to follow his or her instructions.

If you are interested in having a Power of Attorney document drawn up, contact Klun Law today.  We are skilled and experienced in elder law matters.