My father is going to a nursing home today do I sign my name and put POA so I’m not held responsible even though Medicaid is paying?

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The manner in which I did it too. Well said!!!!
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If your dad is at all able, hand him the pen and have him make at least a mark.
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Chacaretoomuch8 Nov 2019
No, he’s not able to write or speak. I have Conservatship over him.
Nicked straight off the internet:

Step 1
Have your power of attorney document with you when you sign anything on the principal’s behalf. The entity or person with whom you’re contracting will probably want proof that the principal has authorized you to act for her. Ideally, the principal has already provided copies to all institutions with whom she expects you to deal, but don't count on this.

Step 2
Sign the principal’s name first, not your own. This eliminates any confusion that you’re acting in your own interests or assuming any personal liability for what you’re signing. The principal is actually the one engaging in the transaction.

Step 3
Sign your own name after the principal’s name, after including the word “by.” This indicates that the principal is engaging in the transaction through you. For example, you would write, “Sally Smith, by Samuel Smith.”

Step 4
End the signature by indicating that you’re acting under power of attorney. You can do this in one of several ways. After your name, you can write in the words “agent,” “attorney in fact,” “power of attorney” or simply, “POA.” Your final signature should read similar to "Sally Smith, by Samuel Smith, power of attorney."

Which I hope explains how to dot your i's and cross your t's?

Personally, I'd do it:

p.p. Sally Smith by Samuel Smith with power of attorney.

(p.p. = 'per pro' which means 'for and on behalf of.")
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ML4444 Nov 2019
Yes, this is the correct way...and elder attorney schooled me on this as well. Good luck..
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