My close friend is in the near to last stages of Alzheimer's. She definitely needs to be placed in a nursing home. Her internist has the paperwork ready for her to be admitted. However, she has Mediciare and La. State Employees Group Benefits for Retirees and Advantage. The nursing home in question will not accept Advantage. Her son, who has power of attorney, has to find another insurance come that this nursing home will accept. This means, in the meantime, my friend is getting worse every day. She has to wait until January 2010 when a new policy will go into effect. Does anyone know what should we do in the meantime? Her doctor says he cannot do anything until January 2010. Please help, if you can?