Lodge Life Services provides a team approach to the delivery of Senior Services, believing that the best quality of service is one that provides a multi-faceted approach to enrich and sustain a person’s life. The Senior Team consists of the Financial Administrator, Senior Services Director, Business Analyst, and Case Workers; all who have varied degrees of expertise in planning and implementing senior services.
Power of Attorney Services
What is a Power of Attorney? Read More
- A power of attorney (POA) or letter of attorney is a written authorization to represent or act on another’s behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter. The person authorizing the other is typically called the principle, and the one authorized to act is the agent.
- Typically, a power of attorney can be named and called to act for the following main reasons:
- Financial or fiduciary matters
- Personal decision making
- Business decision making
- Medical decision making
- A Power of Attorney document can authorize the agent to handle one, some or all of the above mention categories of a person’s affairs.
- Even within the category of authorization of power, a Power of Attorney document can give specific instructions and sub categories of power to the agent based on the wishes of the principle.
None of us can know when and if the time will come when we are no longer able to handle our own affairs and decisions. Don’t you deserve the peace of mind knowing that someone will be there, when you need them – 7 days a week, 24 hours a day – Ready and able to step in to any situation on your behalf and make decisions how you would want them to be made! Contact us today about POA services and how we can serve you.
What is a guardian? Read More
- A guardian is a person appointed by a probate court and given power and responsibility to make certain decisions about the care of another individual. These decisions might include treatment decisions or where the individual should live. If the individual has a reduced life expectancy due to advanced illness, the guardian may have the power to make an informed decision on behalf of the individual regarding receiving, continuing, discontinuing, or refusing medical treatment. The duties of a guardian are listed in the Pennsylvania State statute.
- A full guardian can make all decisions for the individual. A limited guardian can only make decisions for the individual that the court allows. Typically, the Court will appoint a guardian of the person or estate or both.
Lodge Life Services work closely with Area Office on Aging and the local court system to provide a third party Guardianship service that meets the needs for competent decision-making on behalf of the client or ward. Our team stands ready to help the client and the client’s family deal with the sometimes difficult life transitions that an older adult must go through in order to enrich and sustain their lives.
Additional Senior Services
What are Ancillary Services? Read More
- When Lodge Life Services Team is acting as a POA or a Guardian, the scope of the work may include additional types of services that are specialized to the individual case and person’s needs. The Service plan may include many or just a few of the following:
- Lodge Life Services Bill Paying Services
- Representative Payee
- VA Fiduciary
- Money Matters
Many of the Ancillary Services are performed by professional organizations who partner with the Lodge to provide a full array of services for the client, facilitated by the Lodge Guardian or POA Team.