How can I help my friend enter a nursing home without being liable for their bills?
Dear Senior Legal Line,
A dear and very close friend seems to approaching the point of time that residency in a nursing home would be appropriate. I want to assist my friend in anyway that I can.
However, I have heard stories of people being presented with numerous papers as part of a nursing home intake process. Sometimes the friends or spouses helping the person in that intake process inadvertently cause themselves to be personally liable for nursing home bills by signing documents. What can I do to make sure that I don't become personally liable for my friend's nursing home bills?