Thursday, December 1, 2022

Memory Care Activities That Keep Seniors Active and Engaged

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To help improve your loved ones memory to remember the things they love, A Place for Mom, recommends “eight popular memory care therapies:

·      Music therapy

·      Video therapy

·      Stimulating therapy

·      Memory prop box

·      Art therapy

·      Pet therapy

·      Taste and scent therapy

·      Tactile simulation

Learn more about memory care activities that keep seniors active and engaged here.

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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 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 for Memory Care today!

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

What Are the Instrumental Activities of Daily Living

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Is your aging loved one capable of preparing meals without assistance?

Does your parent know how to effectively communicate with technology? 


Knowing that your elderly loved one is capable of performing the instrumental activities of daily living, or IADLs, is important in monitoring their progress or deterioration. 


Instrumental Activities of Daily Living

  • Cleaning and housekeeping
  • Managing money 
  • Preparing meals 
  • Safe transportation 
  • And more

There are more instrumental activities of daily living that you can check out here!


Make Hillside Terrace Senior Living Your Home Away from Home


If you’re unsure about your loved one's ability to perform instrumental activities of daily living, you should consider looking into assisted living in Ann Arbor.  


When your loved one stays at Hillside Terrace, they will be treated like family. If you want to learn more about what we can do for you, contact or call us today at 734-761-4451 to schedule a visit. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

What Are the Activities of Daily Living?

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Is your aging loved one able to dress appropriately for special occasions? 

Do you feel confident in your parent's ability to get up on their own and move around independently? 


Being able to do these activities is important in deciding if your aging loved one is capable of continuing to live independently.


Activities of Daily Living 

  • Bathing and showering 
  • Continence
  • Dressing
  • Mobility
  • And more

Are your loved ones able to confidently complete these activities without support? Read more about the essential activities of daily living here.


Make Hillside Terrace Senior Living Your Home Away from Home 


Hillside Terrace is here to help provide care for your loved one. We’re a family-owned senior living facility that offers varying levels of care based on your needs.


If you’re looking for assisted living in Ann Arbor, Hillside Terrace is the best place for you! Contact us today to schedule a virtual or in-person tour of our facilities! 


Saturday, October 15, 2022

Staying Safe Before Your Visit

 Are you planning to visit your loved one?


Not sure how to stay safe even after getting the COVID-19 vaccine? 


At Hillside Terrace, we want to keep your loved ones safe, happy, and healthy. We want you to see your loved one. Here’s how you can stay safe before your next visit: 


Self Evaluation - Check your symptoms daily. If you're feeling under the weather, consider staying home. Regularly testing yourself for COVID keeps those around you safe and allows you to make the best decisions when it comes to travel.


Face Coverings - If you’re feeling unsure about your surroundings, consider wearing a face mask! Wearing a face mask helps reduce your chance of potential exposure to COVID. When you wear a face mask, also reduces the risk of unknowingly spreading the virus. 


Wash Your Hands - Keeping your hands clean is a simple way to reduce your risk of infection. We don’t realize how often we’re touching shared surfaces! Whenever you can, you should wash your hands. Carrying hand sanitizer is another easy way to keep your hands clean while you’re out. 


Learn more about how to stay safe before your next visit.


Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe - Assisted Living Ann Arbor 


At Hillside Terrace assisted living in Ann Arbor, we want to keep your loved ones safe, happy, and healthy. Contact us today to learn more about how we are the right fit for your family member. 



Saturday, October 1, 2022

Staying in Touch

Is COVID-19 keeping you from seeing your loved ones?


Are you concerned about risking your health by going out?

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At Hillside Terrace, the health and safety of your loved ones are our top priority! 


Ways to Stay in Touch 


Virtual meetups - If face-to-face is what you’re missing, try a virtual meetup with your loved one! Facetime, zoom, and Google Duo allow you to see and talk to your loved one, without the risk!


Visit outdoors - Sometimes there’s no replacement for meeting face-to-face. If you’d rather meet in person than over Zoom, try to meet outdoors! Meeting outdoors decreases the risk of exposure and allows you to spend quality time outside.


Planned events - Before visiting your family member, schedule the visit ahead of time! Planning ahead gives people the time to take necessary safety precautions to be safe before getting together.



Learn more about how to keep your loved ones safe! 


Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe - Assisted Living Ann Arbor 


At Hillside Terrace assisted living in Ann Arbor, we want to keep your loved ones safe, happy, and healthy. Contact us today to learn more about how we are the right fit for your family. 

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Ask Yourself These Questions When Your Parent Refuses Help

 Are you frustrated that your parent refuses your help?

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A Place for Mom suggests that you “ask yourself some of these questions when it comes to your parents’ behavior: 

  • Are they acting this way out of habit?
  • Are they worried about losing their independence?
  • Are they suffering from depression or anxiety?
  • Are they confused or do they have dementia?
  • What are some things they may be fearing?”

Identifying the root causes of your parents’ behavior can help you identify the best way to make positive changes.

Learn more about what to do when parents’ refuse help, here.

Still have unanswered questions? Schedule a tour at Hillside Terrace Senior Living to get all your questions answered by our friendly staff.


Thursday, September 1, 2022

What to do When Your Parent Refuses Help

 Are you frustrated that your parent refuses your help?

Have you suggested options to improve your parent’s quality of life, and been turned down?

Is your mom or dad stubborn and not willing to listen to reason?

According to A Place for Mom, “Aging care and health professionals recommend the following steps to relieve the resentment and anxiety that can accompany assisting elderly parents who refuse help.”

1. Understand their motivations

2. Accept the situation

3. Choose your battles 

4. Don’t beat yourself up 

5. Treat your aging parents like adults

6. Ask them to do it for the kids 

7. Find an outlet for your feelings

Learn more about what to do when parents’ refuse help, here.

Still have unanswered questions? Schedule a tour at Hillside Terrace Senior Living to get all your questions answered by our friendly staff.