This article from The Dallas Morning News is excellent. It provides good advice to caregivers and/or power of attorneys who are responsible for the care of a family member.
Aware Senior Care also recommends PASSPORT. Families should take some time to review and possibly use PASSPORT (Person-centered Approaches Supporting Successful Patient Outcomes for Recovery and Transitions). It can be obtained from the NC Department of Health and Human Services. We've posted a .pdf version of both PASSPORT and the PASSPORT Personal Health Record on our website under our circle of support\downloads.