Responsibilities of a Power of Attorney

I just recently received POA for my grandmother who has Alzheimer's. Can I still go on vacation? I've been planning this trip for awhile. I would be gone for a week.

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March 8, 20150 found this helpful

You could see if she could go into a care facility on a respite.

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March 8, 20150 found this helpful

The Power of Attorney enables you to look after her financial affairs. You don't have to be on hand every second to do that. Of course, you can go on vacation.

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March 9, 20150 found this helpful

You do not say where your grandmother is living so it would be difficult for someone to really answer this question.
Does she live with you?
Who takes care of her on a daily basis?
Does she ever stay alone/by herself at the present time?
Will she be safe if you go away for a week?

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If you have a daily responsibility is there someone to take over while you are gone?
Or is there somewhere she can stay while you are away?

Only you can answer these kind of questions.

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March 10, 20150 found this helpful

I would just like to add this comment:
Why do you feel you were given the POA?
What type of POA do you have?
Does this POA give you full responsibility over your grandmothers health decisions and financial decisions?
What do you feel your responsibilities are?

True - A POA can be just for financial things but most POA's are for health care decisions. POA's are only legal until that person dies so think about all of this and then make your decision.about taking a vacation.

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I hope you are able to a take vacation knowing that your grandmother is well cared for in your absence.

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