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This individual has business cards for two businesses, "Elder Care Decisions", and AGED. She is trying to get medical, legal and financial power of attorney from my dying friend (76) and his handicapped dependent sister (74). I am concerned about exploitation. There is no indication of licensure or accreditation on her cards.

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Many thanks to you all. I think I have convinced my friend to keep away from her.
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I'm sorry that I don't have an expert answer, but please, please listen to me:

If you have any doubts at all about her credibility, honor them! Give her a wide pass. She sounds unreliable to me. I'm surprised she would ask for POA; no wonder you have alarm bells shrieking off. Tell her you are not interested.
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Just remember, any of us can create a business card with any title as long as we don't lie by saying we have a degree/license for something we don't have. I could call myself an Alzheimer's expert for example because I have lived it, read about it and continue to live it. Do I have a professional degree or license as an AD expert? No.
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Why is she trying to get POA? I would grill her on that question and report her, investigate her and like another poster said BBB
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Due some research because a stranger being POA is...well, check out the organization baby boomers against elder abuse. Beware, anyone can give themselves a title. We have a lady that calls herself a caregiver/companion; she will run errands, take people to appts etc (there is a big liability in taking a senior/elder anywhere should the senior/elder fall and become injured). Hence, this person gives herself the title caregiver/companion but can bet you she has no training in ambulation or transfering people from home to car to etc. Not that her clients can't transfer on their own, but I would feel sad for some family that might believe she is qualified to do so when she has no training. BEWARE. I have never heard of the title of the type of person you are referring to. Therefore, likely no license, possibly no if any training and so on.
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Financial Advisors never ask for POA. Red Flag !!!
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Oops I mean better business bureau, LOL, thinking of a construction company.
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Is she a geriatric manager? National Association of Geriatric Managers has information on requirements. Some have requirements, others call themselves that but don't have those requirements. BBL has information I'd think.
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corrections...

they may not investigate if they know who she is, but they probably will if they've never heard of her before
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Immediately call the Department of Aging or adult protective services and your County and ask this very question, giving them the information on the lady's business cards. They made on investigating they know who she is, I turned out of the will if they've never heard of her before. If if she's on the up and up, there won't be a problem. Otherwise you will have saved ladies the ladies the woman is possibly trying to exploit.
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