Are you having a hard time controlling your parent’s outbursts?
Are you worried about them causing harm to you, other family members, caregivers or even themselves?
If you haven’t already, it’s time you found a facility for elderly care in Ann Arbor for your loved one that has the capabilities to handle aggression in Alzheimer’s residents. At Hillside Terrace, our "Aging by Choice" philosophy allows a flexibility of options for our residents and their families; you choose what is best for you, and we make it possible!
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “Aggression can be caused by many factors including physical discomfort, environmental factors and poor communication. If the person with Alzheimer's is aggressive, consider what might be contributing to the change in behavior.” With a trained nurse and or physician on staff an assisted living facility has the knowledge and experience when it comes to handling residents needing specialized care.
However, if your parent lives alone and you take care of them, the Alzheimer’s Association suggests the following ways to respond to aggression:
- Identify the immediate cause.
- Rule out pain as a source of stress.
- Focus on feeling, not the facts.
- Don’t get upset.
- Limit distractions.
- Try a relaxing activity.
- Shift the focus to another activity.
- Decrease level of danger.
- Avoid using restraint or force.
- Share your experience with others.
Elderly Care in Ann Arbor: Make Hillside Terrace Your Home Away From Home!
The transition from living at home independently to assisted living can be one of the most difficult decisions families and their loved ones have to make. When a family member can’t take care of themselves, it can put a heavy burden on those they love. Many people aren’t up to the task of the daily care their loved one may require.
We’re confident in our ability to provide the best quality of elderly care, the security, and the family atmosphere that you’re seeking! However, we’re not a locked community, therefore we can’t accommodate the psycho social & physical needs for this type of dementia. Only alarmed neighborhoods can accept Alzheimer’s patients who have aggressive behavior. We warmly invite you to see the difference we can make when your family shares life with our family. Schedule a tour of Hillside Terrace today!
If you have further questions or concerns about what type of care is required for your family member who suffers from Alzheimer’s, contact your parent’s primary care physician for recommendations.