Wondering, if a doctor notes in an individuals medical record that the patient requires nursing home level care due to physical disabilities, does that provide basis for considering someone physically incapacitated and therefore activate a Springing Power of Attorney? The POA is military, general, durable but has a Springing clause. I am unclear as to what defines “physically incapacitated." This person is total IDL ADL dependant. I would appreciate any clear understanding and advice to this complicated question. Thank you. Also is a letter needed from the physician to deem someone physically incapacitated?