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More power to you trying to get your parents to relinquish the last few controls that they have. 

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Definitely get a lawyer who specializes in elder law.  There is an organization "National Elder Law Foundation" that can give you some basic info. Take a look at their website.

 

You need to do more than simply get a power of attorney for finances. You need to also have health power of attorney, and be sure your parent's will and estate is in order. A good attorney will give you the complete advice you need to be sure you have everything in hand.

 

DW' and I are those people who normally handle everything, such as finances, on our own. But we went to a lawyer who set up recovable trusts, poa, health poa, etc. We didn't know how many details were needed to fully cover us for the future.  


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Hi, I don’t know where you are, but the state of Maryland has these forms on its Attorney General website.  Or obviously a lawyer can help you. As for convincing your parents? Have you discussed it with them at all? 

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Hi. 

 

I need help.  My father is 81 years old and has lung cancer . His cancer is getting advanced now. My mother is 81 and is mostly home bound as well.  

They don’t want assistance from outsiders other than is their children. It’s very difficult .  I’m worried about them.  Also their finances.  How do I get them to agree to signing a power of attorney ?  Where can I get these forms ?    I think they need to do this before they cannot make decisions 

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