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By LuAnn Schindler



December 26, 2019

For more than a year, I’ve been navigating the health care system for Dad. It’s been an eye-opening experience.

I’m not sure you’re ever prepared to take over your parents’ finances and deal with insurance, Medicare and hospice requirements. I know I wasn’t.

My saving grace: a family of medical professionals who are willing to help me understand the system and endless forms I’m filing.

Our family agrees he receives excellent care at the facility in Battle Creek. We’re encouraged by his willingness to join in activities and visit with family and new friends.

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