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2409 Crabtree Blvd, Ste 107
Raleigh, NC 27604

Monday through Friday 9 AM - 5 PM

HD Reach
2409 Crabtree Blvd, Ste 107
Raleigh, NC 27604

Monday through Friday 9 AM - 5 PM

For Caregivers

Practical Tips

Primary caregivers, or if you have Powers of Attorney (POA), should have the following vital information. This information will be requested by healthcare providers, insurance companies, and government agencies. Important information to have as a caregiver includes:

  • Basic identification and contact information (for you and the one you care for)
  • His or her advanced directives
  • Lists of allergies
  • Current medications
  • Dietary restrictions
  • Immunization records
  • Contact information for healthcare providers
  • Activity limitations
  • Medical and psychiatric histories.

Make sure to keep this information readily available but safely stored to reduce the risk of identity theft.

A Power of Attorney (POA) document needs to be created when your loved one is legally competent. The POA takes effect when your loved one lacks the mental, emotional, or physical abilities necessary to care for oneself. Caregivers who are appointed with the Powers of Attorney will have a notarized, legal document drafted by a lawyer giving legal authority to act on another's behalf and make decisions when he or she is unable to do so. Filing the POA is NOT required in every state—check with your local state for rules and regulations.

Two things to remember include:

  1. Your loved one’s needs are your #1 priority.
  2. You can’t act as a POA if you don’t have that authority. If you ARE someone’s POA you must act in that person's best interests.

For questions about POA and some of the do’s and don’ts associated with this designation, consult with a lawyer to get any questions answered or issues cleared up.

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2409 Crabtree Blvd, Ste 107
Raleigh, NC 27604

Monday through Friday 9 AM - 5 PM

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