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I need to get a POA for my dad. He has a difficult time getting out of the house. I was hoping there is someone who could come here to help us with this.

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AAA has notarys. My daughter is one and they are very helpful if you are a member. Who would have thought a car agency would help? I also agree about the bank, ours has a lady who goes to homes to help with banking too..
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I live in Canada so when my dad broke his hip and was in hospital a social worker witnessed the POA papers for the banking and then a few years later, my mom had a stroke and lived in a smallish town in Alberta so her attorney and the bank assistant both came to the hospital and all my mom could do was create a very shaky x and as long as she understood what was happening it was all legal. Too bad not everyone prepares for these times…..good luck
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We did this a few years ago for my homebound mother. Do an internet search for "mobile notary service" and you should be able to find one. Please be aware that we had to have 2 witnesses meet at mom's along with the notary. Nominal fee of 45.00 and he was on his way. I see you're in SA, if you were in Houston I'd send you a link but San Antonio is large enough to have a mobile notary services. Good luck.
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Christyd, where are you located? Like Love4Tulips, we have a very good elder law attorney who will make house calls and is also very reasonable in her fees.
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An attorney usually confirms with the signer that they're not being coerced or unduly influenced. Others probably don't check this out as thoroughly. If you can get an attorney to make a house call, that would be best to protect against any future challenges, IMHO.
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Sure. You can find a POA online, fill it out, and then find a notary in the phone book (or online) that will come to the house. This is done in real estate all the time, so a notary is used to traveling. Best of luck!
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There is a mobile elder care attorney that works in Florida if you live in Florida
She handles DPOAs, living wills, etc - Barbara Epstein - need to google for number as I don't have it with me
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If POA is a federal document, then yes, you do need a notary. If its a State document and you live in Florida, yes, you do need a notary. I would google traveling notary with your city name.
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I think you only need a witness - not a notary but if I am incorrect you could also see if there is a notary affiliated with your local hospital. These notaries usually are "traveling" notaries and come out to any address in their area (for a fee I am sure)
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Excellent idea, gramchef!
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I would call Office for the aging....they may have someone who will do it for free
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Yes, the Elder Law attorney we use told us she also makes regular house calls for people who can't come to the office. Do some research for a good elder law attorney in your area, and I'm sure he/she can accommodate you with a home visit.
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You can check with friends and insurance agents, etc. if your bank won't send someone. Who does the taxes? That person may be a Notary and come to the home. Just about any business of size will have at least one Notary. Many people are authorized to be a Notary Public because of their work.

You can download a POA form from the Internet generally for about $20. I'd get one for health and one for finances. Fill them out, meanwhile hunting for a notary to come to your home.

Your dad has to seem competent mentally. If there is doubt in this matter, check with his doctor.
Good luck,
Carol
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There is a notary at the bank where my parents have their account and she came to their apartment to notarize documents, including their POAs. There was no charge for this.
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I would call your local Hospice Home Health.
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If you have an attorney drawing up the POA there may be a notary in the office who could come to your home.
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Yes, there are notaries that will travel to your home to witness documents. If you can't find one advertising this service try the state agency that licenses notaries for those in your area. Also you might want to find out if you really need a notary or if two disinterested parties could witness.
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