Friday, October 15, 2021

Wondering How to Choose the Right Independent Living Community for You?

Independent Living Ann Arbor

Choosing the right independent living situation can feel like a daunting task. You want to be certain that you are choosing the best for your loved ones. 


When looking for a senior home, be sure to consider these important factors:

  • Atmosphere—Does this seem like somewhere you would feel comfortable and happy?
  • Activities—Does the home keep life fun and interesting?
  • Food—Will you be satisfied with the food options provided?
  • Budget—Will this be sustainable for your long-term budget?
  • Well-Maintained Facilities—Does everything look nice and well taken care of?


Read more about essential considerations when finding a senior home.


Hillside Terrace Gives Residents a Home Away from Home!

If you’re looking for independent living in Ann Arbor, Hillside Terrace is the place for you! 


Our facilities include enclosed courtyards, beautiful gardens and walking paths, serene patios, a sunny dining room, a chapel, a library and computer lounge, a hair salon, a rehab and fitness center, and daily group activities ranging from shopping to volleyball.


Let our family take care of yours! Learn more about Hillside Terrace through our website or call us at (734) 761-4451 to schedule a visit!

Friday, October 1, 2021

Find the Right Independent Living Community for your Aging Parent!

Independent Living Ann Arbor

Do you want to join an interesting, social, and engaging community? 

Are you no longer able to keep up with cooking, cleaning, and housework?
Are you looking for a senior home where you can maintain your independence?


Choosing an independent living facility is a big decision for your family. You want to be somewhere where you feel safe, comfortable, and engaged. There are many factors to consider, including atmosphere, activities, and location.


Learn more about what to look for in an independent living community


It can seem overwhelming when looking at different options for senior homes. Fortunately, Hillside Terrace is here to help! We’re a family-owned senior living facility that offers many levels of care, from independent living to enhanced memory care. We pride ourselves on offering varied amenities that give our residents a home away from home. 


If you’re looking for independent living in Ann Arbor, Hillside Terrace is the place for you! 


Let our family take care of yours! Learn more about Hillside Terrace through our website or call us at (734) 761-4451 to schedule a visit!


 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

6 Questions to Ask When Choosing Senior Housing

Senior Housing Ann Arbor

Moving your loved one to senior housing is a big decision, but one that can provide you and your elderly parent with the peace of mind that they have a loving community to watch over them as they require more medical care, or a community of like-minded friends to keep them company while youre working. How can you find the right place to call home for your elderly parent’s next stage of life? 

As you interview senior housing options, we encourage you to ask the following questions to make sure you know what your options are:

  • Do you have licensed nurses on staff 24/7? In-home medical care?
  • What kinds of on-site amenities do you offer?
  • What are the costs of living in your facility? Does it vary by level of care?
  • Can my elderly parent age in place and receive flexible care?
  • How much independence is available for a resident that doesn’t need a high level of care?
  • What kinds of activities are available? What is the community like? 

You’ll want to tour the facilities you’re considering for your elderly parent with them, if possible, so you both get a sense of whether it’s a good fit. Your elderly parent might surprise you with their feelings both positive or negative about what’s going to work for them in the next stage of their life. Keep the lines of communication open, and remember not to feel guilty that you can’t do it all yourself. You’re doing your best, and there’s support for your family.

We wish you all the best in making the important decision of which senior housing facility to trust with your loved one’s care. You can learn more about Hillside Terrace’s flexible senior living amenities and senior daily activities. If you’d like to tour Hillside Terrace and meet our caring staff, please call (734)761-4451 to make an appointment.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

How to Tell When It’s Time to Search for Senior Housing for An Aging Parent

Senior Housing Ann Arbor

Deciding on moving an elderly parent into senior housing can be a stressful decision for your family, but also one that can result in more relaxing time spent with your loved one while someone else cares for their physical needs. But how do you know when it’s the right time to search for senior housing for your parent? 

You might want to search for senior housing if youre experiencing the following:

  • Your elderly parent has physical needs you can no longer keep up with.
  • You work long hours, and can’t be home with your elderly parent.
  • You have other family obligations that take you away from giving your elderly parent the care they need, such as social support or rides to medical appointments.
  • Your elderly parent is starting to need in-home medical care.
  • Your elderly parent is struggling with loneliness, or might be concerned with lack of privacy.
  • Caring for your aging parent is affecting your marriage, your children, or your parent in a way that isn’t sustainable.
  • You’re starting to experience burnout, exhaustion, or frustration trying to keep up with the needs of your parent.
  • You don’t have a home that’s wheelchair or walker accessible, which poses a mobility barrier or pose a potential fall threat.

Those are all signs that it might be time to look for senior housing to get more support in caring for your aging loved one. You might be surprised to find that if you start a discussion with your parent about their feelings and thoughts on a potential move, they might have a different perspective than you expect. 

It can be stressful to start a discussion about a potential move, but raising the topic keeps communication open and can show respect for your loved one’s feelings on a big life change. You might even bond over agreeing on the decision to move on to the next stage of housing together.

Hillside Terrace is a flexible, caring community for senior housing in Ann Arbor. We’d love to show you around. Call us at (734)761-4451 to make an appointment to meet the staff and residents. We can’t wait to meet you and your loved one!






Sunday, August 15, 2021

Types of Power of Attorney

Assisted Living Ann Arbor

According to A Place for Mom, “Most seniors will execute multiple varieties of POA. An elder law attorney can help your aging relative determine the right combinations for their needs.

  1. General Power of Attorney
  2. Medical Power of Attorney
  3. Durable Power of Attorney
  4. Limited Power of Attorney
  5. Springing Power of Attorney


Learn more here!


At Hillside Terrace, you become family

When it comes to choosing an attractive, affordable senior living option for yourself or someone you care about, you want something special: outstanding, quality services, a vibrant, friendly atmosphere and attentive, courteous staff. Hillside Terrace is all this and more! 

Hillside Terrace focuses on life enrichment in a nurturing and independent setting that stimulates the mind, body, and spirit. Our housing, dining, and care services will make your loved one feel at home!

Call us today at 734-761-4451 to discuss your loved one’s needs and schedule a tour of our center for memory care, independent and assisted living in Ann Arbor.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

What is Power of Attorney?

Assisted Living Ann Arbor

Do you need someone to make decisions on your behalf?

Do you need someone to help you with financial or personal matters?


Do you need extra assistance to do basic tasks?


A power of attorney is a legal document granting someone the power to make decisions on another person’s behalf. 


Learn more here!


At Hillside Terrace, you become family

When it comes to choosing an attractive, affordable senior living option for yourself or someone you care about, you want something special: outstanding, quality services, a vibrant, friendly atmosphere and attentive, courteous staff. Hillside Terrace is all this and more! 

Hillside Terrace focuses on life enrichment in a nurturing and independent setting that stimulates the mind, body, and spirit. Our housing, dining, and care services will make your loved one feel at home!

Call us today at 734-761-4451 to discuss your loved one’s needs and schedule a tour of our center for memory care, independent and assisted living in Ann Arbor.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

What is Elderly Abuse?

Assisted Living Ann Arbor


Worried about elder abuse in your loved one’s home? Is your loved one not being properly cared for? Do you know what signs of elder abuse you should be looking out for?

The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) recognizes seven main types of senior abuse. Some neglect or emotional abuse, may be more difficult to notice or prove than physical abuse.


  1. Physical abuse – is the use of physical force that may result in bodily injury, physical pain, or impairment.
  2. Sexual Abuse - any type of nonconsensual sexual action toward a senior. 
  3. Emotional Abuse - the infliction of anguish, pain, or distress through verbal or nonverbal acts.
  4. Financial or material exploitation- is when an abuser steals or mismanages a senior’s money or possessions.
  5. Neglect - the refusal to provide a dependent senior with necessities like food, water, appropriate shelter, hygiene, and medicine.
  6. Abandonment - is a more extreme version of neglect, in which a caregiver who’s assumed responsibility for someone deserts them. 
  7. Self-Neglect - is when a senior engages in behaviors that are harmful to their health or safety, like refusing to eat, drink, take prescribed medicine, or perform regular hygiene. 


Learn more here!


Make Hillside Terrace Senior Living Your Home Away from Home! 


For more information about assisted living 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!