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    August 7, 2022

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Lucille Brooks was stunned when she picked up the phone before Christmas two years ago and learned a nursing home was suing her.
    “I thought this was crazy,” recalled Brooks, 74, a retiree who lives with her husband in a modest home in the Rochester suburbs. Brooks’ brother had been a resident of the nursing home. But she had no control over his money or authority to make decisions for him. She wondered how she could be on the hook for his nearly $8,000 bill.

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    This matter (nightmare) came to my attention on this morning's TV news. According to this article, "Federal laws and regulations prohibit (nursing) homes from requiring a resident’s relatives or friends to financially guarantee the resident’s bills. Facilities cannot even request such guarantees."

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    I wonder what changes or exceptions have been made recently, since I heard a similar report on NPR (National Public Radio). Here is some helpful information from another article:
    "Lori Smetanka stated that family members should read all contracts carefully and never co-sign if they do not intend to use their own resources to pay the tab after their parents’ assets run dry. In some cases, the language on residency or admission agreements can be confusing or even deceptive. That’s particularly good advice in cases where the adult child is designated to manage their parents’ finances through a power of attorney legal document, Lori Smetanka said. Any residency contract he or she signs should be clear that only the parents’ funds, and not those of the adult child, will be used to cover costs — again, assuming that arrangement reflects the adult child’s wishes, said Smetanka."

    Are Children Responsible for their Parents’ Nursing Home Bills?

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