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  • What is a Power of Attorney?

    A power of attorney is a legal document that allows another person to do something for you when you are not available to do it yourself. You should always consult with a lawyer before signing a power of attorney. Read More

  • Medical Power of Attorney - HLT

    Go to the following link for a form Medical Power of Attorney and a disclosure to tell you more about the form Content Detail

    By:
    The Department of Aging and Disability Services
  • Medical Power of Attorney

    It is a document, signed by a competent adult, i.e., "principal," designating a person that the principal trusts to make health care decisions on the principal's behalf should the principal be unable to make such decisions. The individual chosen to act on the principal's behalf is referred to as an "agent." Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Medical Association
  • A Texas Guide to Adult Guardianship - HLT

    Click the link for the guide to gain a better understanding of the ins and outs of guardianship. The guide will you answer the following questions: What is guardianship? What can guardianship do and how will it help? What are the limitations of guardianship? Who can be a guardian? Read More

    By:
    Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
  • Out-of-Hospital Do Not Resuscitate Information and Form - HLT

    "The Out-of-Hospital Do-Not-Resuscitate program allows people to decide that they do not want to be resuscitated. The program allows people to declare that certain resuscitative measures will not be used on them. Those resuscitative measures specifically listed in the OOH DNR legislation are cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), advanced airway management, defibrillation, artificial ventilations and transcutaneous cardiac pacing." Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Heirship

    Affidavit of Heirship for a motor vehicle if your spouse passed away without a will: Form VTR-262. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Department of Transportation
  • Elder Law Handbook

    This publication provides information about the laws and policies that affect the elderly. Read More

    By:
    Houston Bar Association
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  • Area Agencies on Aging: A Place to Get Help

    The Texas Department on Aging has many ways of helping older adults, their families, and caregivers. With a single toll-free phone call (1-800- 252-9240) you can connect with the nearest of their 28 affiliated Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) statewide. Knowledgeable AAA employees will then help you obtain the assistance you need from our Aging Network or from other public and private organizations. Click the link below for more information. Read More

    By:
    Texas Department on Aging
  • Texas Probate Passport: Wills, Estates, Power of Attorney, and Probate

    Learn more about what happens to the legal status and transfer of a person's property after he or she dies with a will or without a will and how the probate process works. Read More

    By:
    Texas Young Lawyer's Association
  • Seniors and The Law

    Click the link for a great guide to a variety of different issues such as medicare, medicaid, handling elder abuse, and more. Read More

    By:
    Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Directive to Physicians and Family or Surrogates - Living Will - HLT PDF

    Click the link below to download the document , which is what is known as an advance directive. It is designed to help you communicate your wishes about medical treatment at some time in the future when you are unable to make your wishes known because of illness or injury. Content Detail