Thursday, August 15, 2019

Physical Health is Good for Dementia Care & Overall Health and Wellness!

dementia care ann arborStudies have shown that people diagnosed with dementia who perform physical tasks on a daily basis do better in the long run. Daily activities can improve memory, foster emotional connections, improve self-expression, lessen anxiety and irritability, and make the elderly feel happier about the life they’re living!

Learn more here!

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We warmly invite you to see the difference we can make when your family shares life with our family. For more information about dementia 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, August 1, 2019

Do Something You Love Together!

dementia care ann arborIt’s good to get your parent or other loved one out and about! Residents living with dementia have good days and bad days. Taking your loved one on an outing to help remind them of their past can be great medicine. Some residents have a specific time of day that’s much better for them, when they’re most active. In some situations, you may want to make sure that an in-home attendant or care provider is able to accompany you.

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Talk to Hillside Terrace about dementia care in Ann Arbor and early detection today. 



Know your options for early detection for a brighter future. If you have questions about dementia care or early detection, give us a call at Hillside Terrace today.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Live a Longer, Happier Life with Healthy Recipes!

Want to live a longer, healthier life?

Looking for healthy recipes?

Are you wondering what you should be eating more of?
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According to Where You Live Matters, foods seniors should eat more of include:
  • For calcium and vitamin D, choose fortified cereals and fruit juices, dark green leafy vegetables, milk, non-sugary yogurt, and fortified plant-based beverages.
  • For vitamin B12, fortified cereals, lean meats and poultry (look for cuts with “loin” or “round” in the name), as well as fish and seafood.
  • To add fiber to their diet, switch to whole-grain breads, cereals and pastas, and add beans, peas, fruits and vegetables.
  • A good source of Potassium can come from fruits, vegetables and beans.

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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. Hillside Terrace, “Where our family shares life with your family!” Schedule a tour of Hillside Terrace today!

For other floorplan information and availability, please contact us today at (734) 761-4451.


Monday, July 1, 2019

Meaningful Activities Make a Difference!

memory care facilities Ann ArborGood memory care facilities in Ann Arbor are hard to come by. 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! The Litz family – Nanya, Vic, Trey, Amanda, and their grandchildren – are Co-owners and operators of Hillside Terrace, bringing together residents.
At Hillside Terrace Senior Living in Ann Arbor, our resident lives are enriched by meaningful activities throughout the day.  Keeping active hobbies and interests that give you pleasure is important after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

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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. Hillside Terrace – “Where our family shares life with your family!” 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!


Contact us for more information about independent living, memory care or independent living offered at Hillside Terrace.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Easy Home Improvements to Consider for Aging Parents

Do you have an elderly parent or loved one who lives alone?

Do you or a loved one have mobility issues? Are you worried about their risk of injury, or just their ability to take good care of themselves?
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Are you considering making some home modifications?

Learn more about DIY home improvements here.

If these home improvements aren’t right for you, consider making the switch to independent living today! 

Independent Living in Ann Arbor: Make Hillside Terrace Your Home Away from Home! 


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. Hillside Terrace, “Where our family shares life with your 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!



For other floorplan information and availability, please contact us today at (734) 761-4451.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

DIY Home Improvements for Aging in Place

Is your parent insistent about staying in their home as they age?

Do they need assistance but afraid to ask for help?
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There are some easy DIY home improvements you can make to their home to make living there a little bit easier for them.

According to Consumer Affairs, these are the most popular DIY home improvements you can make to your loved one’s home:
  1. Install grab bars
  2. Add outdoor ramps
  3. Install a bathroom heat lamp 
  4. Consider life alert technology
  5. Replace faucets with touchless technology
  6. Update your flooring
  7. Improve your lighting
  8. Replace doorknobs with lever-style handles

Get Started Today: Schedule a Tour!

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. Hillside Terrace – “Where our family shares life with your family!” 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 facility for independent living in Ann Arbor.

Contact us for more information about independent living, memory care or assisted living offered at Hillside Terrace

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Recognizing the Signs of Medication Misuse in Seniors

Are you worried that a senior in your life may not be using their medication properly? Is it possible that changes in mood could be because of a misuse of medication? Not sure how to spot or talk about best use of medications with a loved one?

Misuse of medications is something that can happen at any age. But the senior population might be at greater risk if they have difficulty remembering proper use of their medication or have trouble reading the instructions on their prescriptions. Misuse of medication, especially pain killers, can lead to serious issues, so it’s important to be aware of the signs of misuse to help spot a problem and act fast! 
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Signs of medication misuse.
  • Behavior: clear changes in behavior like mood swings and excessive or unusual angry outbursts. 
  • Fatigue: a sudden increase in daytime fatigue or drowsiness is another red flag. Taking the correct dosage of medication shouldn’t leave a person noticeably loopy in the middle day. 
  • Falls: a series of falls or trouble with balance can be a sign of misuse. While falls are more likely to occur in the older population, if you notice a sudden change in coordination or several minor falls in recent weeks, medication could be the culprit. 
  • Withdrawal: depression or withdrawal from social activities or family may suggest a misuse of medication. Chronic pain could also be to blame for this kind of behavior. Either way, it’s something to address. 
  • Refills: if you’re worried about possible misuse of medication, one way to check is by comparing the refill date on the medication and how many doses are left. If the meds are nearly gone and there are still a few weeks before the refill date, something’s not matching up!
Now that you know the signs of medication misuse, you can feel more confident about checking on your loved one and allowing them independent living in Ann Arbor. But remember that many seniors may begin to misuse their medication unintentionally! That means that confronting the problem should be done gently. 


If you have more questions about medication misuse or managing medications, give the experts at Hillside Terrace Senior Living a call today.