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

Elderly Care in Ann Arbor

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!