Recently a husband and wife executed documents. The key was that they had a daughter who was honest, capable and willing – to be the health care proxy for her dad, and power of attorney for BOTH, seeing as how wife is in decline.
Normally you take over for spouse if something happens. You may need to interject your children if the concern is one parent is now faltering, but both may be disabled in the future.
To set things up properly isn’t just pushing a button and a form instrument come out. Every document has it’s own individualities. Sometimes, as here a long term care policy comes into the picture.
The satisfaction is that the potential problems were addressed before they actualized, living proof that be prepared is best.