My 87 year old mother is in assisted living due to type 1 diabetes and heart desease. I have been paying for her assisted living and other
medical expenses since January 2007. If I claim her as my dependent in 2009, will this effect my estate for any future medical debts she may have. Will I be liable for nursing home care in the future (if she is required)? Will this prevent any aid from medicare / medicaid in the future?