I never thought spending a week in the intensive care unit with my almost 98-year-old mom would feel like such a blessing.

Like many families during the past five months of the coronavirus crisis, we’ve been limited to window waves and brief distanced patio visits at Robbinswood Assisted Living, with phone calls and video chats when staff time allows.

Contact Marie Havenga at mhavenga@grandhaventribune.com.

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