So we have a promise that FIL will sign both medical POA and financial POA Friday. My husband has a notary lined up to witness and stamp the papers. Mother in law will also sign but it's pretty obvious to anyone that's around her a few minutes she's got dementia . Anyway I read on here all the time the importance of getting POA. However I'm not really sure what the value of this will be. The medical one will give us an opportunity to have a say in the choices regarding their medical care but only if the spouse is unable to correct? How does the financial benefit us ? We are hoping to be able to figure out their bottom line money wise and get them hooked up with veterans benefits and Medicaid so they can go into assisted living and or memory care. Is POA going to help with these things?