Can Mobile Notaries Go to Nursing Homes?
Mobile notaries are an excellent option for disabled people who need notarial services because they can come to your home address and finish everything. Many seniors in elder care facilities need these services, which is why they wonder if a mobile notary can come to the nursing home or an assisted living facility and notarize their signatures on documents.
The answer is – absolutely!
Some elder care facilities have an employed notary public or work closely with mobile notaries to provide services for their residents in need. However, most centers don’t do this, and the residents or their families must find a mobile notary willing to come to the nursing home.
How to Find a Mobile Notary Willing to Come to a Nursing Home?
Mobile notaries have no problem coming to a nursing home. You can ask your friends and family for recommendations or search for one online.
If you decide to find a mobile notary online, simply type in “mobile notaries near me” into Google search, and you’ll see a list of available options in your area. Find the one with great user reviews, and give them a call.
You can always go with Integrity Signers, as we have a vast network of mobile notaries, and there is a good chance we’ll have an available mobile agent near you, ready to come to a nursing home and notarize your signatures on documents.
How to Prepare for a Mobile Notary Visit?
Seniors often need notarial services to get their Power of Attorneys, Last Wills, and Testaments notarized. In order to do that, the customer must be ready for a mobile notary visit by preparing all legal documents and having a valid photo ID so that the mobile notary can confirm the identity.
In addition, a signer shouldn’t be under a strong influence of medication, and they must be aware of what they are signing and willing to do so. All signatures must be made in front of a mobile notary.
How Do Mobile Notaries Prepare for Nursing Home Visitations?
Mobile notaries need to be on special alert during nursing home visitations. Unfortunately, some people try to scam seniors when they are vulnerable, which is why mobile notaries need to make sure everything is okay. After all, you guarantee it with your stamp, so you will be responsible if something goes wrong.
When scheduling a signer, make sure to do it when a signer has the most energy. For instance, don’t do it after lunch if the signer usually sleeps during this time.
Be observant of other people in the room. Sometimes, even family may try to take advantage of the elderly, so you need to ensure your signer is aware of the document they are signing. Ask them a few questions to confirm this, and you can even request to be alone in the room for a couple of minutes to ensure nobody is pressuring them into signing anything.
Don’t be afraid to decline notarization if something seems off or the signer is not cognizant. Lastly, make a detailed journal entry describing your encounter.
If you are looking for more tips on making an elderly signer more comfortable during notarization, take a look at this blog post, where we explain the best approaches to do so.