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Is he able to communicate answers to yes or no questions?
Do you need a POA for finances, health care decisions, or both?
If he cannot communicate or understand, then he cannot sign a financial power of attorney or direct someone to sign one for him. In this situation, the competent spouse has to go to court and ask to be appointed as conservator, see
which notes that, as his spouse, you have first priority to be appointed.
You can get a free consultation from some of the conservatorship and guardianship attorneys listed by location here.
You will need to ask his treating physician if he or she considers your husband to be in need of a conservator. The Courts usually give great deference to the opinion of the treating physician.
Please follow up on this with a local attorney.
I hope this information is helpful.