My Mother had a stroke 4 yrs ago and I became her POA. Now she is entering a nursing home on Medicaid and can no longer pay her Credit card debt. How should I handle this? Should I write them a letter? Declare bankruptcy for her? She ran up bills on credit cards by phone and internet. I fought with her but to no avail. What course should I take? I signed every paper by signing her name and then I put signed by , my name, POA. Do I have to pay her finances? I have been told no but I want to be sure as to how I should handle this.