I hold Durable Power of Attorney for my 92-year old mother who has mid-stage Alzheimer's disease. What happens if I predecease her?
I am an only child, am unmarried and have no family of my own. I have several cousins with whom I am not close and who would not assume responsibility for mom's care. In short, I have no one to name as a secondary attorney in fact.
Despite her age mom is in otherwise in generally good health. She has no serious medical conditions that complicate her situation. Her disease is progressing slowly. She could live for a number of years. What, if anything, can I do to ensure that mom is properly cared for in the event of my untimely death or disability? I am 63 years old and am in good health. Chances are that I will outlive her but who knows what the future holds?