Monday, November 12, 2018

Respect in Elderly Care

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Whether it’s in catchy songs or in kids’ shows, respect has always been important to our relationships. And why shouldn’t it be? Regardless of skin color, financial status, body type, or age—everyone in every walk of life should be respected. That doesn’t end just because someone goes to an elderly care facility! So what behaviors are considered “respectful” towards the elderly? When it comes to elderly care, here are our ideas:
  • Refer to the resident by their first name
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Unless a resident specifically asks to be called by a nickname, we’ll call them by their first name. Calling someone “gramps” or “grandma” might not bother some people, but for others it may be unflattering. We’ll always ask what our residents want to be called. 
  • Communicate clearly and politely
What are the rules? What are the procedures? We’re upfront and clear about all our processes and procedures. We’ll always try to be polite—asking for a resident’s opinion and always knocking before entering unless there’s a medical or personal emergency. We work hard to respect any boundaries a resident may have.
  • Allow a resident to make choices
We allow our residents to make choices. Whether it’s the food they eat or the clothes they wear, they’ll always have the first say. Retiring to an elderly care facility shouldn’t mean the end of individuality and personal freedom! You and your loved one deserve to be treated with the best in care and—you guessed it—respect!

So don’t be worried about your loved one needing care. If your loved one needs elderly care in Ann Arbor give us a call today! We’re happy to help! 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Health as a Priority

When your parents begin to need elderly care in Ann Arbor, health becomes a real concern—injuries become more severe, and their risk of many diseases can increase. Their health and autonomy are our priority, so your parents can enjoy their days at Hillside Terrace. 
“Health” can mean different things to different people. So, what do we do for our residents who require elderly care? From providing a healthy diet to supporting a positive mindset, we spare no effort to support your loved ones’ mental and physical health.
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Here are a few things we do to make your loved ones’ health a priority:
  • Keep our grounds clean and safe
  • Provide healthy, tasty diets
  • Keep highly trained professionals on staff 
  • Provide lots of meaningful activities

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You should never have to worry about the physical or medical safety of an elderly loved one in a care facility. Whether it’s the food they eat or the facility they live in, their health is our first concern. We provide meaningful activities for the mind and body. Our professionals are ready for medical and personal emergencies at all times. We don’t want Hillside Terrace to be considered the “end of the road,” but rather the beginning of a time to live with care nearby. We strive to make our care supportive and enjoyable for all of our residents!
We know what it’s like to worry about the health of an elderly loved one. If you want your parents to experience exceptional elderly care in Ann Arbor, give us a call, today!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

How to Pay for Your Parents Stay in a Retirement Home

Not sure how you’re going to pay for your parents stay in a retirement home?
Do your parents have a retirement or saving account?
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Did they purchase long-term care insurance?
The cost of affording your parents stay in a retirement community can be difficult, as they can be expensive. Assisted living can help you reduce the risk for your parent to be without assistance when they need it most, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. At Hillside Terrace, we understand the amount of responsibility and stress that you’re under. 


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For more information about elderly care in Ann Arbor and the other services we provide, visit us at HillsideTerrace.net, or contact us here! Hillside Terrace – “Where our family shares life with your family!” Schedule a tour today!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Ready for Retirement but a Parent Needs Elderly Care?

Are you looking forward to your retirement?

Are you caring for elderly parents?

Are you worried about the cost for assisted living?
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It can be worrisome to take care of your elderly parents. Especially if you leave for the day only to come back and find that they struggled while you were gone. According to a Place for Mom, “here are some common resources to explore to pay for your parents’ senior care:” 

- Home equity
- Investments
- Long- Term Care Insurance
- Pensions
- Retirement or Savings Accounts
- Social Security
- Medicaid


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After raising a family together, you may decide that keeping up a home is too much for you. And that’s okay! There are many communities for elderly care in Ann Arbor that will allow you the flexibility to create a retirement lifestyle that is perfect for you!

For more information about elderly care and the other services we provide, visit us at HillsideTerrace.net, or contact us here! Hillside Terrace – “Where our family shares life with your family!” Schedule a tour today! 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Make the Most of Every Minute with Loved Ones

assisted living ann arborDo you have a loved one living in assisted living in Ann Arbor?

Is your loved one struggling with the transition?

Are you looking for ways to make each visit a special moment?

You can make the most of every minute when you visit your loved one if you keep this in mind:
  • Just by being there you’re helping
  • Bring a gift
  • Check the schedule
  • Be Creative
Learn more here!

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For more information about assisted living in Ann Arbor and the other services we provide, visit us at HillsideTerrace.net, or contact us here! Hillside Terrace – “Where our family shares life with your family!” Schedule a tour today!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Make Every Moment Count While Visiting Your Loved One

assisted living ann arborAre you looking for ways to make each visit a special moment?

Tired of doing the same old stuff?

Need a few ideas?

You can make the most of every minute when you visit your loved one if you keep this in mind:

  • Just by being there you’re helping. – Your visits can help make your loved one not feel so lonely. Isolation can be harmful for many seniors physical and cognitive health. Having a friendly face around can help ease some of their fear and anxiety about living somewhere new.
  • Bring a gift – Your loved one’s shopping trips are likely limited, so bring them something they enjoy like their favorite magazine, CD, artwork or a card.  


Best Assisted Living in Ann Arbor: Schedule a Tour Today!



For more information about assisted living in Ann Arbor and the other services we provide, visit us at HillsideTerrace.net, or contact us here! Hillside Terrace – “Where our family shares life with your family!” Schedule a tour today!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

How to Decide If You’re Ready to Make a Retirement Plan

Still feel like you’re too young to make a real plan for retirement? Are you interested in a retirement home in Ann Arbor but think you’re jumping the gun? Retirement age still a couple years away and not sure if you need to start making a plan?

When retirement is just around the corner, you might feel like you don’t need a plan for your retirement beyond your saving. You feel fine to carry on just as you are, in the same house, doing the same things, just with a little extra free time to enjoy. But when is the right time to start planning for your retirement? To find out if you’re ready, ask yourself these simple questions about retirement today:
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1. Can you picture yourself enjoying a community of retirees? You don’t have to be ready to move into a retirement community today, but if the idea of the community sounds appealing to you now, or like it could be appealing one day, it’s not too early to start planning!

2. Are you interested in an easier day? If you can imagine a day with less housework, a smaller space to maintain, and all around simpler care, downsizing or moving to a community could be in the cards for you. If you’re already thinking about the perks of less work, it’s time to start planning. 

3. Do you need ample time to adjust to a new environment? If you’re the type of person that takes time to warm up and feel comfortable with change, don’t delay planning a move to a community or downsizing. Just making plans, even if they’re for a fairly distant future, can really help with the adjustment period. 

4. If you’re married, will you feel more comfortable making a plan and moving with your spouse? People often end up waiting until the loss of a spouse to plan a move to a retirement community, which can increase the difficultly several times over. Instead of waiting, start making a plan to move while you’re still a couple. 


Asking yourself these questions and others like them can be a great tool to help you realize you’re ready to make a plan for your retirement and your future. Whatever your plan may look like, it will give you great peace of mind to talk about it with your family and know that your outlook is bright. Reach out to the experts at Hillside Terrace Retirement Community today to talk about your options for retirement. Remember that at Hillside Terrace, our family shares life with yours.