Thursday, December 15, 2016

10 Ways Families Can Stay Connected When Caring For an Aging Parent

Do you have a hard time coordinating appointments for your parent with other members of your family?

Do you have a difficult time tracking down certain medications your parent takes?

Are you looking for an easier way to stay connected with your family when caring for your aging parent?

According to A Place For Mom, whether you prefer modern technology or old-fashioned pen and paper, there are some great ways to help seniors and their families stay in contact and monitor ongoing care giving needs:
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  1. Family meetings – It helps to set a date ahead of time so everyone in the family can meet up and see each other. Great for long distance!
  2. Letters and photos – Great way to let your loved one know that you’re thinking about them when you’re away.
  3. Written journals and records – this is a useful way to keep track of care giving activities like medication and doctor appointments.
  4. Email, phone and text messages – If you need to update someone in the family right away emailing, calling or texting are great options.
  5. Video chats and webcams – If your senior is tech savvy this can be a great way to connect with family members who live far away or when you can’t always be there in person.
  6. Spreadsheets and office software – Spreadsheets can be a lifesaver when it comes to tracking finances, appointments, and medication management.
  7. Caregiver-focused websites – You can find everything from social support and discussion boards, to detailed health and caregiver information.
  8. Online collaboration – Online tools are available for privately sharing health records and coordinating with family members while ensuring your privacy.
  9. Electronic scheduling – A Google calendar is a great way to collaborate and keep track of managing appointments and medications for your loved one. Easy to share with family members and health caretakers.
  10. Caregiving mobile apps – There are a plethora of apps to help you keep track of your loved one’s appointments if you’re attached to your phone. Plus it will be on you at all times!

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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! 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! (734) 761-4451


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Cool Gadgets for Independent Living Residents

Are you looking for the perfect gift for your loved one on Christmas?

We know it can be harder for the older generation to catch on to new gadgets and technology, but what if one were to make their life easier?

According to A Place For Mom, “experts expect aging tech to be a $30 billion market. Here is a sampling of some of the cooler technology out there today, providing independence to our parents, and valuable peace of mind for us as caregivers:
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1. Medication Management Devices-
a. Reminder Rosie- Is a talking clock that will say whatever you want. For example: “Dad, it’s time to take your pill.”
b. MedMinder- Is a digital pill dispenser.
c. CareZone- Is a free app you set that buzzes your phone when it’s time to take your pills.

2. S.O.S Safety Devices-
a. Medic alert-like pendants and wristbands- These can be pressed during an emergency to alert professionals and/or family members.
b. Sensors like BeClose, Evermind and Lively attach to objects your parents use most: the bed, a toaster, the bathroom, front door or favorite chair, for instance. You can remotely determine what circumstances merit notification.
c. Making Care Easier or CaringBridge are websites used for sharing resources and information with family members. You can even synchronize your iPhone or iPad to the websites!

3. Socializing-
a. grandCare- With a large touch screen, residents at home or in long term care have video chats with family, get the news, play games, check the calendar, visit websites, send instant messages, and share photos.”

Would your loved one benefit from any of the above technologies? Many of these are innovative approaches to staying involved in your parents’ health when you can’t always be there. Have you tried any of the above technologies? Did you find it useful? Let us know if the comment section.

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Is your parent prepared for their end of life care? Discussing moving your parent into assisted living can be a scary thing for any adult to face. However, it’s the scary reality of so many in this country. We can help your family create peace of mind. When you’re at home, you’ll know your loved one is taken care of and in good hands!

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!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

6 Tips to Keep Your Loved One Safe at Home!

Are you worried about your parent’s safety?

Does your parent suffer from any medical conditions where safety is a major concern for their well-being?

Are you looking for ways to improve their safety at home?
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According to A Place For Mom, there are some simple areas to focus on to make your home safer for your elderly parent, like:
1.    Let the light in-Install motion sensor lighting throughout their home where extra light is needed.
2.    Easy access to doors and window for seniors with arthritis-A lever style door handle may be easier to use than a round one.
3.    Restrict access to doors, windows and dangerous zone for seniors with dementia-child-locks and other child proofing products work well for this purpose.
4.    Assist with mobility- Remove tripping hazards like rugs (and if you have small children, keep the ground as toy-free as possible or establish a senior-free toy zone.)
5.    Make it easy to call for help-Consider using a call-assist service or personal emergency response system like Life Alert that your parent can wear around their neck or wrist and push a button should they need help.
6.    Use at-home safety devices- There are a number of different products out there designed to keep seniors safe like Pocketfinder GPS, GrandCare Systems, Impactactive Hip Protectors, etc.

Hillside Terrace Retirement Community offers senior living services in Ann Arbor and the surrounding areas. Trust is an important factor when placing your family member under someone else’s care. We can help your family create peace of mind. When you’re at home, you’ll know your loved one is taken care of and in good hands. Hillside Terrace – “Where our family shares life with your family!”

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3 Ways Seniors Can Save Money Right Now!

Want to save money?

Are you strapped for cash?

Are you looking for ways to save money right now?
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According to SeniorLiving.org, these are a few great ways you can start saving:
1.    Get rid of cable TV- Try Netflix, Hulu or Amazon instead!
2.    Drop your land line for a cell phone- You’ll save money and stop those annoying sales calls for good!
3.    Save money on car insurance- It’s important to shop around. You may be paying too much or holding onto coverage you don’t need anymore.

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If you’re still looking to save money in other areas like home expenses and upkeep, senior living may be a great option! 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. We’re confident in our ability to provide the best quality of care, the security, and the family atmosphere that you’re seeking! 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– we provide senior living services in Ann Arbor.

Monday, October 17, 2016

10 Tips to Help Ease Aggression When Alzheimer’s Turns Violent

Does your parent suffer from Alzheimer’s with a tendency to have aggressive behavior?

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:
  1. Identify the immediate cause.
  2. Rule out pain as a source of stress.
  3. Focus on feeling, not the facts.
  4. Don’t get upset.
  5. Limit distractions.
  6. Try a relaxing activity.
  7. Shift the focus to another activity.
  8. Decrease level of danger.
  9. Avoid using restraint or force.
  10. Share your experience with others.

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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.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Superfoods That Will Cut Your Alzheimer’s Risk in Half!

Does Alzheimer’s run in your family?

Are you worried about your risk of suffering from the illness?

Do you want to know how you can cut your risk by 50%?

We’re not doctors and we can’t give medical advice, but research performed by Rush University in Chicago suggests that you can slash your risk of developing Alzheimer’s by as much as 53% with the MIND diet. “MIND stands for Mediterranean Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay emphasizing the importance of eating fish, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, beans, and a daily glass of wine. But MIND goes one step further, specifying brain boosting produce such as berries, and leafy greens.”
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You may be asking yourself what makes this diet so powerful? The answer is brain boosting benefits! According to the Rush University study, other healthy foods that help give your brain the boost it needs to combat the early signs of Alzheimer’s include:
  1. Olive oil, green tea and leafy greens will help fight inflammation.
  2. Beets, tomatoes and avocados will help ensure your brain receives the blood it needs to stay sharp.
  3. Nuts (especially walnuts), curcumin and pomegranates help the brain fight amyloid plaques that kill neurons.
  4. Fish, blueberries, grapes, coffee and dark chocolate help increase the level of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a protein that supports the growth of new neurons.

Elderly Care in Ann Arbor: Make Hillside Terrace Your Home Away From Home!

 

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. We’re confident in our ability to provide the best quality of care, the security, and the family atmosphere that you’re seeking! We warmly invite you to see the difference we can make when your family shares life with our family.

For more information about elderly care in Ann Arbor, call us today, or fill out our contact form here! We’re focused on holistically improving and maintaining the well-being of our residents through promoting independence, a stimulating environment, and building rapport. Schedule a tour with us today!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

6 Documents to Ease Fears Arranging End of Life Care

Does your elder parent worry about the end of their life?

Are you researching ways you can ease your parent’s fears?

Do you want to make things as simple as possible?

It’s important to be able to speak to your parent openly about their wishes. According to the National Institute of Aging, documents that are recommended that ensure you and your loved one are protected at the end of their life include:

  1. Living will: Records a person’s wishes for medical treatment near the end of life.
  2. Durable power of attorney for health care: Designates a person, sometimes called an agent or proxy, to make health care decisions when the person can no longer do so.
  3. Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order: Instructs health care professionals not to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation if a person’s heart stops or if he or she stops breathing. A DNR order is signed by a doctor and put in a person’s medical chart.
  4. Will: Indicates how a person’s assets and estate will be distributed upon death.
  5. Durable power of attorney for finances: Names someone to make financial decisions when the person no longer can. It can help terminally ill people and their families avoid court actions that may take away control of financial affairs.
  6. Living trust: Provides instructions about the person’s estate and appoints someone, often referred to as the trustee, to hold the title to property and funds for the beneficiaries. The trustee follows these instructions after the person can no longer manage his or her affairs.

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Is your parent prepared for their end of life care? Discussing moving your parent into assisted living can be a scary thing for any adult to face. However, it’s the scary reality of so many in this country. We can help your family create peace of mind. When you’re at home, you’ll know your loved one is taken care of and in good hands!

For more information about memory 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!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

5 Benefits of Elderly Owning Pets

Did you know that owning a pet can have a positive impact on your health? 

A furry friend may be exactly what the doctor ordered!

According to the Mother Nature Network, “Petting and interacting with a dog, cat or other animal can relieve stress, and animals can also lend a listening ear to lonely people. While isolation can make disorders like depression worse, simply scratching a cat's ears or talking to a dog can be therapeutic and boost a person's mood.”
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Health benefits include:

1.    Reduces stress levels
2.    Lowers blood pressure
3.    Increases social interaction
4.    Reduces depression
5.    Lessons loneliness
6.    Reduces the risk of heart disease

Do you think a furry friend could help your loved one cope with depression or help increase physical activity? Then you might consider adopting them a pet!

Hillside Terrace is a pet friendly facility for memory care in Ann Arbor and the surrounding areas. Nestled in the heart of the Old West Side on 10 acres of orchard and gardens, we offer a diverse combination of residents that will quickly become members of your loved one’s family.

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For more information about memory care in Ann Arbor offered at Hillside Terrace, visit us at HillsideTerrace.net, or contact us here! We’re focused on holistically improving and maintaining the well-being of our residents through promoting independence, a stimulating environment, and building rapport. Schedule a tour with us today!

Monday, August 15, 2016

8 Ways to Prevent Medication Mistakes by Being Proactive with Your Parents’ Care!

Do your parents take multiple prescription drugs?

Are your parents able to remember when to take their medications?

Are your parents forgetful?

According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), “Nearly one-third of adults take five or more different medications. Given the volume of medications being taken, medication-related injuries may seem inevitable; however, injuries due to errors in medication prescribing, dispensing and administration are preventable.”
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Taking medications properly is important to the health and well-being of your parent. If prescription drugs are not taken as prescribed by your parents’ doctors, they could suffer from complications.

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services advises that the best way you can help to prevent errors is to be an active member of your parents’ health care team by doing the following:

1.    Making sure that your parents’ doctors know about every medicine they’re taking.
2.    Bringing all of their medicine and supplements to their doctor appointments.
3.    Asking for more information on your parents’ medicines in terms you can understand.
4.    Making sure their doctor is aware of their allergies.
5.    If you have questions about the directions on your parents’ medicines labels, ask!
6.    Asking for written information about the side effects your parents’ medicine could cause.
7.    Speaking up if you have questions or concerns about your parents’ care.
8.    When they’re discharged from the hospital after a surgery, ask their doctor to explain their treatment plan you should follow at home.

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Nestled in the heart of the Old West Side on 10 acres of orchard and gardens, Hillside Terrace offers a diverse combination of residents that will quickly become members of your loved one’s family. 

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. We’re confident in our ability to provide the best quality of care, the security, and the family atmosphere that you’re seeking! 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 – a senior care center in Ann Arbor.

Monday, August 1, 2016

9 Ways to Introduce Assisted Living to Your Parents

Are your parents independent?

Are you worried about your parents getting older?

Are you dreading the discussion of assisted living with your parents?

According to a study conducted by Genworth Financial, “nearly 7 out of 10 Americans over age 65 will need long-term care, more than half of all respondents (55%) reported that their greatest fear regarding a long-term care illness or event was being a burden on their family. In fact, they reported being five times more concerned about being a burden than dying.”
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Does your loved one still refuse proper care? Discussing moving your parent into a senior care center in Ann Arbor can be a scary thing for any adult to face. However, it’s the scary reality of so many in this country.

Care.com suggests nine strategies to help you overcome your parents’ objections of moving into a senior care center:
  1. Start early: Be open to the discussion of assisted living and caregiving later on in life.
  2. Be patient: Ask open-ended questions and give your loved one time to answer.
  3. Probe deeply: Ask questions to determine why your parent refuses help –then you can tailor a solution.
  4. Offer options: Let your parent choose certain days of the week or times of day to have a home health aide come. Emphasize that an aide will be his or her companion for walks, concerts, museum visits and other favorite activities.
  5. Recruit outsiders early: Don’t hesitate to ask your parent’s social worker, doctor, nurse, priest or minister to suggest to your parent that they need help.
  6. Prioritize problems: Writing them down and numbering by priority can relive a lot of stress.
  7. Use indirect approaches: Don’t explain every aspect of care the aide will provide before the relationship has been formed. This may make your loved one feel less threatened.
  8. Take it slow: Weave a new aide in gradually.
  9. Accept your limits: As long as seniors are not endangering themselves or others, let your parents’ make their own choices.

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We can help your family create peace of mind. When you’re at home, you’ll know your loved one is taken care of and in good hands. Hillside Terrace – “Where our family shares life with your family!”

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Benefits of Exercise at Any Age!

Do you want to improve your mood and happiness?

Do you want to be strong enough to keep doing the activities you love?

Are you afraid that exercise will do more harm than good?
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Exercise is one of the best things you can do to improve your health at any age! Every little bit helps. You don’t have to run a marathon to sustain great health, but you should probably walk for at least 15-30 minutes, 3 times a week.

According to the National Institute of Health, “Staying physically active and exercising regularly can produce long-term health benefits and even improve health for some older people who already have diseases and disabilities. That's why health experts say that older adults should aim to be as active as possible.”

Exercise can improve the following:
•    Sleep
•    Strength
•    Balance
•    Anxiety
•    Cognitive function
•    Prevent or treat disease

Want to better your fitness level? There’s no better time than the present! At Hillside Terrace, we’re committed to improving our resident’s overall health and well-being. We provide a variety of exercise for different fitness levels, as well as, individual wellness checks by a nurse each month, and on-site physician visits each week.

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For more information about our long term care facility in Ann Arbor offered at Hillside Terrace, contact us here! We’re focused on holistically improving and maintaining the well-being of our residents through promoting independence, a stimulating environment, and building rapport. Schedule a tour with us today!

Friday, July 1, 2016

5 Questions to Ask As Your Parents Age

Do you have an elderly parent who avoids household chores?

Does your parent suffer from any ailments that make it harder for them to get around by themselves?

Are you worried about leaving your parent alone, afraid that they may fall?

long term care facility Ann ArborWatching our parents get older can be tough! It can be hard to see them struggle to do everyday tasks. As children, we often think that they’ll live forever in perfect health.

When family members 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 daily care for their loved ones. At some point, you may realize that you need someone’s help to take care of your parents.

At Hillside Terrace, we can help you provide the proper care for your loved one. Residents at our long term care facility in Ann Arbor find it comforting that they have assistance when they need it. Just because your parents are getting older, doesn’t mean they have to stop being themselves!

If I Have an Elderly Parent That Needs Help with Daily Activities, What’s The Next Step?


Consider these questions to figure out if assisted living is right for your parent or parents:
•    Are they avoiding household chores?
•    Do they suffer from Dementia or Alzheimer’s?
•    Can they drive?
•    Has your parent isolated himself or herself?
•    How do they feel about assisted living?

Many people think that moving into an assisted living facility means the end of their independence, but at Hillside, we believe it's the opposite! We consider assisted living an exciting step into a new life that a resident may never have had otherwise! Your parent will be able to live independently without the worry of daily chores.

Find out how Hillside Terrace changed the lives of a few of our residents by reading their story here!

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For more information about our long term care facility in Ann Arbor, contact us here! We’re focused on holistically improving and maintaining the well-being of our residents through promoting independence, a stimulating environment, and building rapport. Schedule a tour with us today!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

6 Keys to Living a Longer Life!

Do you want to be strong and live a long healthy life?

Are you wondering what the secrets are to longevity?

We wondered the same thing! So, we did a little bit of research to find out what people are saying about the keys to living a longer life. According to Psychology Today, research has found that people who are destined for a long life do these things:
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  1. Connect with others
  2. Associate with healthy people
  3. Develop healthy habits
  4. Help others
  5. Stay physically active throughout life
  6. Are moderate worriers
Do you practice any of these traits seen in people living longer? It’s never too late to improve your health, body, and mind. Taking baby steps is a start!

At Hillside Terrace, we help our residents stay active with life enrichment activities like Bingo, NuStep, Volleyball, and Scrabble to nurture and stimulate the mind, body and spirit.

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For more information about elderly care in Ann Arbor offered at Hillside Terrace, visit us at HillsideTerrace.net, or contact us here! We’re focused on holistically improving and maintaining the well-being of our residents through promoting independence, a stimulating environment, and building rapport. Schedule a tour with us today!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Healthy Aging: What Can You Control?

Everyone has a family history that may pre-dispose them to different health risks and diseases, but it’s never too late to change your habits. The one thing you do have control over is your lifestyle! Making a change now for the better can have lasting effects on your body.

WebMD suggests the following reasons why 70-80-year-olds look and act decades younger than they are:
  • Refusing to take it slow – A common misconception is that older people should take it slow. We’re here to tell the naysayers that moving around is good for the human body, no matter the age! So, fight the urge to sit around and get outside and stay active.
  • Taking a daily walk – Walking helps keep your bones strong almost no matter how far the distance.
  • Read the newspaper with your daily morning bowl of oatmeal – Reading can help ward off brain changes that lead to Alzheimer’s, while the whole grains in oatmeal may help prevent heart disease.
  • Downsize your portions – Overeating can lead to obesity and diabetes, which can shorten your life.
At Hillside Terrace, our "Aging by Choice" philosophy allows flexibility of options for our residents and their families; you choose what is best for you, and we make it possible. We’re confident in our ability to provide the best quality of care, the security, and the family atmosphere that you are seeking! We warmly invite you to see the difference we can make when your family shares life with our family.

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For more information about elderly care in Ann Arbor offered at Hillside Terrace, visit us at HillsideTerrace.net, or contact us here!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Benefits of Grandparent – Grandkid Bonding

Do you have grandchildren? Don’t they make your heart just melt?

A study conducted by the Women’s Health Aging Project in Australia “found that post-menopausal women who spend time taking care of grandkids lower their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders.” There’s no doubt that children help keep our minds sharp, this study proves it!
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Alzheimer’s can be a tough disease to fight, but with the right treatment and surroundings, it can make things a little bit easier. At Hillside Terrace, we’re confident in our ability to provide the best quality of care, the security, and the family atmosphere that you’re seeking!

According to Gerber Life, grandchildren can help their grandparents in a number of other remarkable ways, including:

1.    Sharing passions
2.    Nurturing sense of purpose
3.    Creating generational continuity and identity
4.    Enjoying a new vantage point

Do you agree? If you have grandchildren, we’d love to hear about how they make your retirement more enjoyable. Please join the conversation in the comment section below! What kinds of things do you enjoy doing together? What makes time with your grandchild the most special?

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For more information about memory care in Ann Arbor offered at Hillside Terrace, visit us at HillsideTerrace.net, or contact us here! We’re focused on holistically improving and maintaining the well-being of our residents through promoting independence, a stimulating environment, and building rapport. Schedule a tour with us today!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

What is Arthritis?

By definition arthritis is painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints that can worsen over time.

According to the Arthritis Foundation, “more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some type of arthritis.” That’s a scary thought!

It’s a reality some of us aren’t comfortable facing, but everyone is at risk for suffering some type of arthritis no matter what their age. Some symptoms that you should be aware of include:

•    Swelling
•    Pain
•    Stiffness
•    Decreased range of motion
•    Inability to do daily activities
•    Difficulty walking or climbing stairs

Do you live alone?

Are you afraid of falling as a result of your arthritis debilitation?

Are you looking for assisted living in Ann Arbor?

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. We’re confident in our ability to provide the best quality of care, the security, and the family atmosphere that you are seeking! We warmly invite you to see the difference we can make when your family shares life with our family.

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Friday, April 8, 2016

What You Must Know About Communicating With Alzheimer’s Patients

Communication with an Alzheimer’s patient can be incredibly difficult, especially when the condition is severe. Alzheimer’s patients require a tremendous amount of patience, understanding, and listening from those communicating with them.
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According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it’s common to see these types of changes in patients diagnosed with the disease:
  • Using familiar words repeatedly
  • Inventing new words to describe familiar objects
  • Easily losing his or her train of thought
  • Reverting back to a native language
  • Having difficulty organizing words logically
  • Speaking less often
Do you or a loved one suffer from Alzheimer’s or Dementia?

Does your loved one get lost frequently or have the urge to run away?

Are you considering memory care in Ann Arbor?

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. We’re confident in our ability to provide the best quality of care, the security, and the family atmosphere that you are seeking! We warmly invite you to see the difference we can make when your family shares life with our family.

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For more information about memory care in Ann Arbor offered at Hillside Terrace, visit us at HillsideTerrace.net, or contact us here!

Friday, March 25, 2016

10 Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s That You Need to Be Aware Of!

Are you or is someone you know forgetting the simplest of things?

Does Alzheimer’s or Dementia run in your family?

Are you considering memory care in Ann Arbor?

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According to Alzheimer’s Association, there are a few warning signs that you may notice:
  1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life
  2. Challenges in planning or solving problems
  3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks. At home, at work or at leisure
  4. Confusion with time or place
  5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
  6. New problems with words in speaking or writing
  7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
  8. Decreased or poor judgment
  9. Withdrawal from work or social activities
  10. Changes in mood and personality

If any of these signs sound familiar to you and you’re worried about them, the Alzheimer’s Association recommends that you consult with a physician.

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