I think maybe my mom can’t live safely in her home anymore. What do we do?
I often meet with family members who are worried and stressed about the future for their parent. They see mom’s health and mobility declining and they worry about the resources she will need to be happy and healthy. Sometimes they feel like a skilled nursing facility is the only option, but the reality is 87% of seniors want to age in their own home. How does a child reconcile what mom wants vs. their desire to help her? In addition to the safety concerns, there will be fin
"Am I responsible for my mom’s nursing home bills?"
If you are in Oklahoma, generally you should not be responsible for a parent’s nursing home bills just because you are her child. Federal law prohibits long-term care facilities from requiring the responsible party to be personally liable for the resident’s expenses and bills. However, sometimes children take on this liability, often unwittingly, by signing a long-term care contract that includes language attempting to make the child liable. Lawyers working in this area oft