I receive a lot calls from family members wanting to pursue ALTCS for their loved one. One of the first things I ask is if the ALTCS applicant has previously signed a Power of Attorney. I love it when they tell me, “YES! Both medical and financial are right here ready to go!” Unfortunately, other times, capacity was lost before POAs were executed. Since their loved one is now no longer capable of signing a Power of Attorney due to loss of capacity, a guardianship/conservatorship may now be needed in order to assist their loved in obtaining benefits such as ALTCS. Moral of the story? Get your POAs in order today! They are free on our website so there is no excuse not to have them done. If you have any questions about powers of attorney, guardianships or capacity feel free to call JacksonWhite. We are happy to analyze the situation and offer guidance.