As a family caregiver you are obligated to provide a safe and healthy living environment for your senior. And, you are obligated to protect your senior from abuse–physical, emotional or financial. A durable power of attorney for health care, in addition to a living will, is a powerful legal and health care document that allows a responsible party to make financial and health care decisions on behalf of a family member or friend if that family member or friend is no longer able to make such decisions.