Mom is staying in NH long term. She has 2 bills that need to be paid monthly, her supplement insurance bill and life ins. bill. The NH said as a courtesy they will pay the bills when her S.S. starts going to the NH. I would have to change the addresses. Has anyone ever done this? Would it be easier to just send a check with the specified amount to the NH and I just keep paying the 2 bills? The NH said I could do that but every 6 months I would have to renew her Medicaid, and it would be just easier to let them have the SS and pay the residents bills.