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Power of Attorney

When an individual is no longer capable of making decisions, written and notarized power of attorney (POA) documents can bestow upon JFCS the legal power of attorney to act on a ward’s behalf.

When an individual is no longer capable of making decisions, written and notarized power of attorney (POA) documents (no court involvement) can bestow upon JFCS the legal power of attorney to act on a ward’s behalf, according to the terms of the document.

How We Help

JFCS guardianship caseworkers act as surrogate decision-makers, always making decisions in the best interests of our wards, and based upon what the individuals’ decisions would have been if they were capable of making decisions themselves. JFCS guardianship caseworkers develop a personalized POA document for each individual, ensuring all health care directives are documented and acted upon once that person can no longer give directives on their own behalf.

JFCS guardianship caseworkers serve a diverse population and are sensitive to all religious and cultural practices. The JFCS Guardianship program follows all standards set forth by the National Guardianship Association, State, and County guidelines.

CONTACT US TODAY
Nicole Iole, Director | 412-422-7200 | niole@jfcspgh.org