I am not personally responsible. The bill is in her name. I am POA & can sign her checks, which I would do in this case. She does have enough in her account to cover the bill, with very little extra. I expect her Medicaid to be approved very shortly. Would paying the bill effect her Medicaid process? Is it better to wait for Medicaid to kick in? I don't want to do anything that might disqualify her. .. Also, I got a call today from her bank saying someone called their customer service department pretending to be me. They used my current phone number. Wondering if this was the nursing home, trying to find out how much money my mother has. I am not listed at this number, so only people who have gotten the number from me personally would know it's my number. Thanks for any help.