I recently received a bill for 3,800 dollars for my mothers stay while in hospice. She passed away six years ago, her estate, which wasn't much, was tied up in court. Her home which was not in a very good neighborhood was eventually burned down by intruders. So, as a result nothing was left. I was told that in order for my mother to admitted into the hospice unit of the nursing care facility I had to sign that I would cover her expenses for room fees. When your mother is dieing of a terrible disease like leukemia, you'll sign anything to alleviate their suffering. I don't feel that it is my responsibility to cover these expenses after 6 years and because the courts took so long to settle her estate, all was lost.