Q: HELLO , I AM THE MIDDLE SON OF 3 SONS OF A 96 YEAR OLD WASHINGTON COUNTY , OREGON WOMAN .MY MOTHER IS CURRENTLY IN
....HOSPITAL AWAITING PLACEMENT IN AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY . MEDICAID PAPERS HAVE BEEN FILED . AM I, AS A SON LEGALLY REQUIRED TO FOOT THE BILL FOR MY MOTHER'S EXTENDED CARE ?
A: If your mother qualifies for Medicaid then this program will be paying for your mother's care facility and prescriptions. In general, the family of a person are not legally responsible to pay that person's bills unless the family member signed a contract with the facility, for example. It is important to be careful about what you sign. If you have specific questions about specific bills I recommend you hire an attorney to assist you.
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