What are Filial Responsibility Laws?
Have you ever heard of Filial Responsibility Laws? Well you’re not alone, but a recent case in Pennsylvania is getting a lot of us to take a second look at these rarely used and even more rarely discussed laws.
Consider this scenario: Maria is in a car accident that requires she enter a nursing home for rehabilitation. Like many elders, she is unable to cover all the costs of care. With her Medicaid application pending, Maria returns home to Greece where family can help in her care. When she leaves for Greece, Maria owes the nursing home about $100,000. [Read more…]