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  caregiver any other tasks that require special skills (like changing a bandage or giving a shot). Then, show them you can do these tasks. Write down a name and phone number of a person you can call if you need help.
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R Use a calendar to keep track of upcoming
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More information regarding Medicare:
R Talk to a social worker if you’re concerned about how you and your family are coping with your illness. Write down information about support groups and other resources. See the list on page five (5) of this issue.
For the Caregiver
R Talk to a social worker or your health plan if you have questions about what your insur- ance will cover and how much you’ll have to pay. Ask about possible ways to get help with your costs.
R Be sure you can give the patient the help he or she needs.
• Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users can call 1-877-486-2048.
R Ask for written discharge instructions (that you can read and understand) and a summary of your current health status. Bring this infor- mation and your list of medicaitons to your follow-up appointments.
you need before discharge.
R Write down a name and phone number
appointments and tests. Whether it goes on the refrigerator or in your computer, all the appointments should be in one place.
If you need help choosing a home health agency, assisted living, or nursing home:
• Talk to the staff about options.
• Visit Medicare.gov to compare the quality of
R Discuss with staff any questions you have about the items on this checklist or on the discharge instructions.
home health agencies, nursing homes, dialysis facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and hospitals in your area.
R What tasks do you need help with?
R Do you need any education or training? R Talk to the staff about getting the help
If you think you’re being asked to leave
a hospital or other health care setting (dis- charged) too soon you may have the right to
ask for a review of the discharge decision by the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) before you leave. Visit Medicare.gov/contacts, or call 1-800-MEDICARE. You can also ask the staff for this information. For more information on your right to appeal, visit Medicare.gov/appeals.
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questions.
R Get prescriptions and any special diet
instructions early, so you won’t have to make extra trips after discharge.
     Helping Seniors Stay
           Informed
                                                NUMBER OF UNITS INDEPENDENT LIVING ASSISTED LIVING SKILLED NURSING ALZHEIMER / DEMENTIA RESPITE CARE
ADULT DAY CARE PETS
RESIDENT PARKING TRANSPORTATION PRIVATE PAY NURSE ON DUTY REHAB
LONG TERM STAY SHORT TERM STAY MEDICATION DELIVERY LAUNDRY HOUSEKEEPING ACTIVITIES
100% MEALS
24 HOUR STAFFING LICENSED FACILITY SPECIFIC DIET PLANS
SENIOR HOUSING
GUIDE
                             LEGACY AT THE OAKS
20 706 North Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49017 Jamie Pancost, (269) 964-4655
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72
114
55
104
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100
77
30
36
40
68
48
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161
45
69
40
                           MAPLE GROVE APARTMENTS
21 1041 Maple St, Albion, MI 49224 Balinda Cavazos, (517) 629-2026
                          MAPLE LAWN MEDICAL CARE FACILITY
22 50 Sanderson Lane, Coldwater, MI 49036 Sue Failing, (517) 279-9587
                      MAPLEWOOD OF MARSHALL
23 200 Westbrook Court, Marshall, MI 49068 Karin Gallagher, (269) 781-4997
                       MEDILODGE OF MARSHALL
24 879 E. Michigan Avenue, Marshall, MI 49068 (269) 781-4251
                    NORTHPOINTE WOODS ASSISTED LIVING
25 700 North Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49017 Michele Lennon, (269) 964-7625
                   NORTHPOINTE WOODS INDEPENDENT LIVING
26 700 North Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49017 Michele Lennon, (269) 964-7625
                      OAKS AT NORTHPOINTE WOODS
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27 706 North Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49017 Jamie Pancost, (269) 964-4655
                    PENNFIELD PREMIER LIVING
28 632 North Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49017 Renee Kelly, (269) 964-8292
                           PENNOCK VILLAGE
29 1009 W. Green Street, Hasting, MI 49058 Sarah Staple, (269) 945-5871
                        REFLECTIONS MEMORY CARE
30 14316 Helmer Road South, Battle Creek, MI 49015 Marketing Director, (269) 969-2500
                        SPRING ARBOR ASSISTED LIVING & WILLOWS CENTER
31 3700 S. Dearing Road, Spring Arbor, MI 49283 Adryan Porter (517) 750-2700
                        SUMMIT PARK ASSISTED LIVING CENTER
32 12100 Park Road, Jackson, MI 49203 Judy Reba (517) 782-8888
                          SUMMIT PARK ESTATES
33 12100 Park Road, Jackson, MI 49203 Judy Reba, (517) 782-8888
                          THORNAPPLE MANOR
34 2700 Nashville Rd., Hastings, MI 49058 Lyn Briel, (269) 945-2407
                          VILLAGE OF MILL CREEK
35 300 Carl Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49037 Jennifer Bouchard, (269) 962-0605
                          WESTBROOK PLACE APARTMENTS
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36 183 West Street, Battle Creek, MI 49037 Whitney Wardell, (269) 753-0062
                          WOODLAWN MEADOWS RETIREMENT VILLAGE
37 1821 N East Street, Hastings, MI 49058 Lauren Bauer, (269) 948-4921
= CITY ✚ = MED MANAGEMENT  = EMERGENCY CALL     Like to be added? Email Christyn McCleary at csherban@wwthayne.com.
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