Can I sign her will if I am Power of Attorney?

Q: I have been taking care of my mother for the past 5 years! She has become sick and has given me a power of attorney! Could I have a living Will prepared if I have a power of attorney! (Pittsburgh, PA)

A:  Are you are asking whether you, as Agent under a POA, can sign a living will for your mother? The answer is unfortunately no. She needs to sign her own living will, will and power of attorney. She can do so only if she is competent. Ask her doctor if she is competent to sign these documents. You can also ask a lawyer to visit her and assess her for competency