Japan has very strict laws along those lines. Even more so, The Republic of Korea ... being a Confusion society (at least its roots), places financial responsibility upon any living sons. If someone does not have the financial wherewithal to afford nursing care, or late-life medical care, they still receive it. If no living sons, it's fully paid for by the government. However, it they have living sons .... they receive care, but the financial costs are born by the sons, with special emphasis placed upon the eldest son ... and that financial responsibility follows those sons ... to the grave. The government will garnish wages an/or seize assets .... Family ties 'n such.
In the United States of America, there's an entire industry built around "Medicaid Planning", getting assets moved well before any five year "look-back" would/could take effect. So, Ma and Pa have assets enough to pay for their assisted care ... for at least a while, but .... they want to go on welfare ... so that they don't have to. The number of times that I have heard, "I didn't work hard and save all of my life, just to give it all to some nursing home ...."
So, good ol' taxpayers are stuck with their eight large a month bills. The number of welfare recipients (Medicaid is Title Act 19, which IS welfare) that are in private rooms is quite high. Thinking like that is immoral and totally sick .. but, it's the American way ... stick it to someone else to pay, instead of rightfully paying your own way. Nothing short of vile, filthy, and disgusting.