As people grow older, they may need a little more help from their loved ones to get things accomplished. They might need advice on financial decisions, assistance with medical issues, or help with the chores of day to day living. Often times seniors benefit from having a family member act as a go-between with doctors, lawyers, and other professional service providers. However, to allow someone else to act for you, you may need to execute a power of attorney. A power of attorney is a legal document that authorizes someone to act on another person’s behalf in legal, medical and/or business matters.