I'm sorry to hear about your mother's declining health. That can be a very difficult process.
Fortunately, adult children are not liable for the parent's medical debt, or any other debt, unless they co-sign or otherwise accept responsibility for it.
If the estate has assets, the creditors can file a claim with probate, and the personal representative will have an obligation to pay the valid claims off, after funeral expenses and other probate administration expenses. So if the estate is insolvent the creditors will often write off the debt. Some will try and pressure relatives into paying it, but there is normally no legal obligation to do so.
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