Am I bound by any laws for providing care? She is currently in the hospital being treated for a serious infection and is receiving daily wound care. She is unable to walk due to her current illness and requires around the clock care. The hospital cannot release her to skilled care until she is less combative, she is currently restrained and must be stable for more than 24 hours. The case workers are informing us that we are responsible for her care after she is released from skilled care. What are our options ? I work full time and cannot afford to quit working to care for my mother. She has no assets and is on a fixed income from social security. Any information or guidance would be greatly appreciated.