Saturday, August 1, 2020

Why a senior should make a move to senior living now in a pandemic?

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Reasons you should still consider moving to assisted living include:
  • Preparedness security
  • Resident assessment 2x a day for COVID-19 symptoms
  • Nurses around the clock to respond to any sudden illness like COVID-19
  • Chef Prepared meals
  • Medication administered
  • Laundry service

We all know a senior has a better chance to stay healthy and alert if their issues are assessed quickly and medical care is initiated fast. If your senior loved one is in desperate need of assistance, you may want to consider assisted living.

Make Hillside Terrace Your Home Away from Home! 


For more information about senior living services 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!” We can help give your family 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 today!

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Eight signs of mental health problems in seniors

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As loved ones age, we can’t help but notice changes in them. Often the changes are physical and happen slowly and naturally. But what if we start to notice personality changes? What types of behavioral changes are normal? Which ones might be a sign of something worrisome?

The following eight symptoms are signs you may be dealing with a serious issue. If you notice any of the following, it’s time to talk to a doctor about your observations:
  • Difficulty maintaining concentration – sudden confusion or disorientation
  • Rapid appetite or weight changes
  • Home or personal appearance in disrepair
  • Memory issues, especially short-term memory loss or problems with recent memories
  • Ongoing depressed moods lasting two weeks or longer
  • Expressing feelings of hopelessness, undue guilt, or suicidal thoughts
  • Unexplainable physical pain or fatigue
  • Isolation from social groups or loss of interest in friends and hobbies
 
If you have questions about assisted living or have noticed changes in your loved one, please give us a call at 734-761-4451 or visit our website at www.hillsideterrace.net.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Memory loss and confusion: dementia? Or something else?

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Many people associate the onset of mental illness with adolescence of young adulthood. Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder: all of these disorders tend to be diagnosed before age thirty. The exception is dementia. Dementia typically affects seniors, and its symptoms may be more readily recognized in older patients.

Early stages of dementia and early stages of other mental illness may bear similar symptoms. Depression, anxiety, dementia, and even bipolar disorder can present the same early symptoms: memory loss, confusion, and unpredictable behavior. It’s important to always seek professional help when dealing with potential psychiatric illness, but it is doubly important to insure a correct diagnosis. 

At Hillside Terrace in Ann Arbor, we advocate for our residents and work with their families to make sure any health concerns are addressed. Every senior resident has case management that includes regular, ongoing communication with family members. We offer social activities and interaction to help stave off feelings of loneliness and isolation as well as round-the-clock security, nurse, and staff support. If you have questions about assisted living or have noticed changes in your loved one, please give us a call at 734-761-4451 or visit our website at www.hillsideterrace.net.

Monday, June 15, 2020

When Your Parents Need Assisted Living –Schedule a Tour at Hillside Terrace!

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Have questions? We can help you evaluate your needs and help you decide which assisted living community is right for you during a tour. You’ll even have an opportunity to dine in our dining room and taste one of our chef–prepared meals.

We provide your adult relatives with a variety of nutritious meals, including diabetes-friendly options. Proper nutrition goes a long way toward improving these seniors’ quality of life. 

Make Hillside Terrace Your Home Away from Home! 



For more information about assisted living services 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!” We can help give your family 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 today!

Monday, June 1, 2020

Steps to Take When Your Parents Need Assisted Living

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Are you searching for the perfect assisted living community for your loved one?

Can’t find the right community that fits your budget?

Wondering which steps you need to take?

Follow these steps to find the right assisted living community for your loved one:

  1. Figure out what you can afford.
  2. Schedule a tour!
  3. Have a conversation with your aging parents.
  4. Consult a variety of resources before you make a decision.

Make Hillside Terrace Your Home Away from Home! 



For more information about assisted living services 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!” We can help give your family 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 today!

Friday, May 15, 2020

The best thing you can do for someone in mourning – anything!

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When a friend or loved one is grieving, many of us say, “let me know if there’s anything I can do.” While the sentiment here is genuine (you really do want to do something nice for them,) it also shifts the burden onto the grieving person. In the throes of grief, that person may not even know what they need.

Instead, pick something within your capabilities and just do it! Maybe bring a casserole over for dinner on a weeknight. You could also come mow their lawn or do a couple loads of laundry or pick up some groceries. During such a difficult time, they’re probably not going to be great at gauging what needs they have. Pick something nice to do for them and just do it!

If your grieving friend or loved one is a resident at one of Hillside Terrace’s community for assisted living in Ann Arbor, please feel free to contact us at 734-761-4451. Our professional staff will be happy to assist you in any way possible.

Friday, May 1, 2020

The common phrase to avoid telling a grieving person

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“He’s in a better place.” We’re all tempted to tell a grieving person that their deceased loved one has moved on to a better plane of existence. It feels like the right thing to say – after all, the process of dying is often physically painful and protracted, and it seems like it might comfort their grieving loved ones.

Even deeply religious people aren’t always ready for their loved ones to become an angel or get sent to the afterlife. A better bet is a straightforward, “I’m so sorry for your loss.” It conveys your deep sympathy and acknowledges the pain of the grieving person.

If your grieving friend or loved one is a resident at one of Hillside Terrace’s community for assisted living in Ann Arbor, please feel free to contact us at 734-761-4451. Our professional staff will be happy to assist you in any way possible.