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What is safest way to sign as POA for my Mother?

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My mother is moving to an ALF. She is on Medicaid and I am her POA. I have seen other postings relating to the proper way to sign as her POA without leaving me vulnerable to potential financial risk. I think I saw an expert state that I should sign my mother's name and then mine next to it as her POA but I am not certain if there were any other suggestions. Thanks for any help, folks.

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My husband carries a copy of his Guardian order with him and ALWAYS signs his full name, "Guardian/POA" and dates the signature. Even if they say " oh you don't have to" do it every single time.
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I used to sign: "Garden Artist, pursuant to DPOA dated (insert date) for (insert name)."
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Thanks, MaggieMarshall. That sounds about right based on my recollection but your suggestion that I run it by our attorney is certainly a good one. Everyone on this site seems to have experienced all of the challenges in one way or another that we are all going through....I find a great deal of solace in being able to not just use the forum to bounce questions off but also to share, and vent when need be!
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Well, banks especially have particular ways they want POAs to sign things. Other institutions not so much. I always signed mom's name and beneath it wrote as follows: By Maggie Marshall, POA. If I were signing financial responsibilities, that is ABSOLUTELY how I'd sign it.

Other states may be different. You may want to make a quick call to your attorney.
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