My grandmother is in an assisted living facility and was quite independent up to a week ago. Her respiratory disease has recently affected her mental processes and is now in need of more individualized attention. My assumption is that a hospice program may be the only way she can stay in that setting (avoiding a nursing home). With this assumption and goal in mind... My question is regarding medicare supplemental and medicare advantage plans. She currently has Medicare Part A and B and a Rx drug plan through Part D. 2 weeks ago (as she requested) I enrolled her in a Part C Medicare Advantage Plan which is scheduled to be in effect August 1st (in 3 days). (Question 1) Should I cancel the enrollment (which is allowed prior to Aug 1st) and keep her with Medicare and add a supplemental insurance for her. (Question 2) Should I allow her Medicare Advantage Plan to kick in Aug 1st so not cancel the enrollment? (Questions 3) How much does supplemental insurance cost - I might not be able to afford it? (Questions 4) The only Medicaid benefit she has is the "Medically Needy" benefit. Which is Medicaid with a $1,500 monthly deductible. How can I use this benefit in combination with a supplemental insurance?