We made the difficult choice of putting Mom in an AL facility with memory care because of her severe dementia. I told them she could not walk but often forgets that she can't walk and tries to get up out of bed or the wheel chair. They said they were going to put her in a low bed with a crash mat which never happened. Mom got up during the night and fell and broke her hip. She went through the surgery with no problem. Then I get a call from the surgeon telling me that my mother fell off the operating table (while under anesthesia) but did not get hurt. A week later when my brother and I were vistiing Mom she passed away. One minute we were talking to her and the next minute she was gone. After her death I received a bill from the AL for over $8,000. It included the next month's costs. I called the ED at the facility and she said she was going to go over the bill and send me another through May 9th. My Mom dies May 7th. When I asked her why she said because her clothes were still in the room. I told her I would decide if a needed a lawyer when I received the next bill. A week later I received call from the ED telling me they were going to forgive the whole bill. I thanked her. I miss my Mom terribly. She lived with me and now I feel so alone. What would you have done if you were in my position?