Looking in politics magazine: The scary side of Power of Attorney

In 2011, I had an opportunity to met with LT. Governor Gavin Newsom. I shared with him an article from “Looking In Politics Magazine,” which I co-authored with Ameenah Fuller, MPP (District 21). The Scary Side of Power of Attorney.

It is very important for the American population to understand that there are many glaring flaws within the legal system that places our seniors, and caregivers at great risk for abuse both medically and financially.  As baby boomers (over 79 million in America) are now aged 48 and above, the subject matter of Preparing: Emotionally, Financially and Legally for a Parents’ Death is becoming increasingly relevant.

The need will only increase as our parents are living longer but not necessarily healthier, with different medical and health concerns. When families really understand the significance of planning ahead for end-of-life issues, probate can be easily avoided if the family has a plan and works together as a team. In this elderly population, now is the time for those crucial conversations to take place, not later.

The Scary Side of POA (Power of Attorney):Fighting For Senior Rights






About Carolyn Brent

Dr. Carolyn A. Brent, is an award-winning bestselling author and a National Physique Committee (NPC) Masters Women's Figure Champion at age 60. She is an expert on both self-care and caregiving; she is the founder of Across All Ages and two nonprofit organizations, CareGiverStory Inc. and Grandpa's Dream. Carolyn's research and extensive collection of published works have made her a notable figure in her field. For seventeen years, she worked for some of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies and has worked as a volunteer at various assisted-living facilities. Her award-winning books include The Caregiver's Companion: Caring for Your Loved One Medically, Financially and Emotionally While Caring for Yourself and The Caregiver's Legal Survival Guide: Navigating through the Legal System.

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