What do I do if I can't find my mom's health care proxy?

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hi, I have been asking a lot of questions lately. thank you all for your help. I thought I had a health care proxy for my mom but can't find it. She is 94 years old severe dementia is bed bound. I have power of attorney over everything else. at this point will they give me a problem when the time comes that i have to make a decision without this proxy?

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I would check with her PCP as he or she might have signed off (and I don't mean a signature) on the DPOA.
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Yes, check with the attorney listed on the financial POA. They probably did the medical one too. You may not need it though. I don't think the hospital had it when my mother was dying but they asked me what to do if she stopped breathing. She was a DNR (do not resuscitate). They never asked for papers.
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Yes, the Medical Power of Attorney should be worded with what ur Mom wants. With that and a no resuscitate order (doesn't need Moms signature just Doctors) u should be OK. Living will should not be needed if Medical POA has Moms wishes.
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Once you locate a copy, scan it into your computer + put a copy in Evernote or Dropbox or Cloud type application. Then you'll have it available anywhere. I have done this with my uncle's documents - so I have them whether I am in Ca or AZ or out of country.
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They usually ask the family, you will be able to make the decision when the time comes without the document.
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Check with her doctor's office and the last hospital she was in as well.
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Yes, check with her attorney first. Your next step is to apply for guardianship. Best wishes!
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If the POA was prepared by an attorney, perhaps a medical POA was prepared at the same time, and he/she has the original. Once you get that copy, make copies of it, and give a copy to any medical doctor or facility. I had to get a copy from my mother's attorney because the hospital kept the original, and I didn't realize it at the time. Hope this helps.
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