Wednesday, November 15, 2017

How Do I Know If I Need Assisted Living?

Do you or does someone you know need assistance getting around the house?

Are you (or someone you know) having a hard time doing everyday tasks?

Is your caregiver finding it hard to bear the burden of providing home health care without suffering illness themselves?

assisted living Ann Arbor When it becomes too difficult to handle care on your own, you should consider the option of assisted living. Imagine how much easier it would be to have all the available help you could possibly need.

According to A Place for Mom, “there are some telltale signs that caregivers can look for in order to recognize when it’s the right time for assisted living,” including:

  1. Aggression 
  2. Caregiver stress
  3. Escalating care needs
  4. Home safety
  5. Wandering 

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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. Discussing moving your parent into assisted living can be a scary thing for any adult to face. However, it’s the reality of so many in this country. 

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

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

How to Make Friends During Retirement and Why It’s Important!

Do you or a loved one feel lonely because you wish you had more friends?

Are you (or is your loved one) worried you’re too old to make new friends?

You’re never too old! Imagine being able to lean on someone when life throws curveballs your way. Having someone you can talk to makes things a lot easier.

According to AARP, “close relationships with others are vital to your health — physical, mental and emotional — your self-esteem and even your longevity, according to recent research.”
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Here are some things you can do to help make friends during retirement:
  1. Accept invitations
  2. Check out continuing education classes at your local college or university
  3. Go to your local senior center. Most have a variety of classes and activities!
  4. Invite a few of your neighbors for dinner if you like to cook or organize a potluck!
  5. Volunteer in your community!
  6. Have faith and exercise it. Many churches make it a point to welcome newbies!
  7. Start a part-time job to meet new people!
  8. Set up a page on Facebook to connect with old friends.

The atmosphere at Hillside Terrace also offers an opportunity to build lasting friendships for seniors. We offer many activities each month that allow our residents to interact with one another on a personal level.  

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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. 

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. Schedule a tour of Hillside Terrace today– a facility for assisted living in Ann Arbor.

For more information about hospice care offered at Hillside Terrace, visit us at, or contact us here!