I live in Massachusetts was informed the other day that my 87 year old mother's nursing home care will no longer be covered by her insurance and that she will be considered private pay. I was given a form to sign on her behalf (I am her POA though she is competent so she could have signed it herself) indicating that we acknowledged that her care is no longer covered. I foolishly signed it and am now thinking that I have signed to be the person responsible for payment of her bills. We are in the process of applying for Medicaid. I plan to go by the nursing home to discuss this as I cannot believe I was so naïve and foolish. Would anyone know if I will be held responsible for payment of her care? I did not get a copy of what I signed...another foolish move on my part and will request it tomorrow. I am beside myself with worry. I have read that the Nursing Home Reform Law prohibits guaranteed payment from anyone other than the resident. I have also contacted my lawyer. Any help is appreciated.