If your loved one is in the HOSPITAL, NURSING HOME or other MEDICAL facility and has an urgent/non-urgent need to have a document notarized, please call me and make an appointment. As a prior Registered Nurse (RN) and having worked in the medical environment, I am aware and sensitive to what is required in this setting. A notary needs to be professional, respectful, caring and compassionate while putting the client at ease by adding no additional stress as well as providing assistance in a difficult situation.
Common Notarizations At A Medical Facility
- Advance Health Care Directives
- Banks may have their own Power of Attorney Forms
- General Durable Power of Attorney
- Last Will and Testaments
- Living Wills
- Power of Attorneys
- Quitclaim Deeds
- Resignation of Trustees
As a Notary Public, it is my job to make sure the signer is aware of the document(s) they are signing. Does the signer understand the document? Is the signer medicated? Make sure the nurses know not to medicate the signer within eight hours of the signing. Make sure the family member(s) of the signer are watching the signer at all times to make sure the nurses don’t slip them any valium or other sedating medication, otherwise the signing is off.
An Hour Before The Appointment
- Wake the signer up at least an hour before appointment.
- Can the signer sign their name? Have a family member test them out before the appointment. If not – they can sign by Mark – in that case, have 2 “disinterested” witnesses available.
- Do you have the ID in your hand?
- Please confirm you have the document(s) and they are filled out completely.
- CHARGES: $5.00 per Notarized Signature/Seal plus other charges.