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I signed a residency agreement mother in sept. 2007. She

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I signed a residency agreement for my mother in sept. 2007. She went to the hospital recently and from there to a skilled nursing facility. She has been approved for Medicaid and has no assets. There is an unpaid balance at the facility. When I signed the agreement as the responsible party there is a recital in the contract that reads .. In the event the resident fails to pay any amount or amount due the responsible party hereby agrees to pay all amount due. I am her POA. I didn't think I was responsible for any of her dept. Do I have recourse. Do I need an attorney. Bob
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  P. Simmons replied 11 months ago.

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I am sorry for this dilemma.

That language that you are citing

"In the event the resident fails to pay any amount or amount due the responsible party hereby agrees to pay all amount due"

Would make you liable for the bills that she does not pay, or mom does not pay.

But this was in 2007...when did they present the bill to you?

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