I am my 82-year-old mother's durable healthcare POA. We've had the papers in place for years, but her doctor just activated it yesterday.
She submitted a letter in July to her medical file saying she no longer wanted any testing or medications. When asked about the letter yesterday, she claimed to have no memory of it. This set off the incompetence bells, and the durable healthcare POA was activated.
Mom lives in independent senior housing. She is diabetic. She has no interest in taking her oral medications. Her average daily blood sugar is 347.
I know her wishes. She just wants to be left alone and to live the rest of her time in peace. My role as POA is to make sure her wishes are honored, no matter what, correct?