Are Ohio Nursing Homes Trying To Make You Liable For Your Parents Nursing Home Bills?

nursing home abuse in OhioNursing Home costs are higher than they have ever been.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported an average cost in Ohio of over $5,000 per month for one resident.  The costs vary depending on the type of facility and the type of care required by the resident, but an average cost for our state highlights the enormity of the money involved.

The average elderly person just cannot afford monthly bills bill as high as these mentioned above. Ohio nursing homes are trying to get paid the highest dollar they can from any source.  As a result, nursing homes are using laws which make children responsible for their parents’ nursing home bills before using Medicare.

Currently, Ohio law does NOT allow civil liability of the children for nursing home bills.  Presently, thirty states do allow civil liability of children to nursing homes for their parents’ bills.  However, the nursing home lobbyists may be working in Ohio to push laws parallel to that of the “Filial Responsibility” states through.  If this happens, nursing homes will potentially be able to sue the children of their residents in civil court, recovering any deficient balance that their parent(s) accumulated.  Make sure your representatives know that you are against a law that allows nursing homes to take not only everything your parents own, but also everything you own too.

Please call the Ohio law firm of Slater & Zurz LLP for any questions you may have regarding nursing home abuse or neglect at 1-800-297-9191. You can also send us a blog message with any questions or concerns, and our attorneys experienced with nursing home abuse and neglect in Ohio will be happy to serve you.

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