Pennsylvania Filial Responsibility

What is filial responsibility? It's an old (but existing) law in Pennsylvania that allows nursing homes to come after children of parents in nursing homes for unpaid bills. It's an unpopular law that made more sense hundreds of years ago. 

Recently, a case was decided in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania that awarded $100,000 to a nursing home, collected from an adult child of a mother who was under care for less than a year. It was a strange case, and very few cases are on the books under this law. But this is a concern for elder law practitioners. My view is that this case will probably (hopefully) result in changes in the law. 

An expert on filial responsibility discusses the developments in this 4 minute video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD-vLRK3vmc&feature=youtu.be