Friday, July 1, 2022

Is your Senior Loved One Still a Safe Driver?

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We’ve all been there – behind a too-slow senior driver, one driving erratically! Or worse, maybe you’ve even been involved in an accident with an elderly person. 

Are you monitoring how your own loved ones are driving?

Are you dreading the conversation with family members about taking away Mom or Dad’s keys? We know how hard it can be to have that conversation and how reluctant your parent can be about giving up driving. 

Some key facts to remember:

  • Age is just a number. Age alone is not reason enough for taking away a senior’s keys. There are people in their 90s who can drive safely!
  • Instead, focus on physical and mental abilities. There are many factors that put seniors at greater risk for accidents and affect their driving ability.

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Hillside Terrace provides an “aging by choice” philosophy. We work with your family to create the best possible living situation for your senior relative. Our housing, dining, and care services will make your loved one feel at home! Let our family take care of yours.

Make Hillside Terrace Senior Living Your Home Away from Home! 

If you’re interested in learning more about assisted living in Ann Arbor at Hillside Terrace or scheduling a tour, contact us today! 734-761-4451

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

It is Time for Memory Care?

Memory Care Ann Arbor

It’s a difficult and emotional experience moving a loved one into a memory care facility. At Hillside Terrace, we understand the issues and emotions around such a painful milestone. We’ve been a family owned and operated living facility since 2006, welcoming many mothers, fathers, and grandparents to our home. Our assisted and independent living community is a nurturing and stimulating environment on beautiful grounds with many amenities.  

For years we’ve dreamed of opening a specialized memory care facility to provide a safe, caring home for this vulnerable population. We’re honored to welcome residents to our new Hillside Terrace Memory Care home opening in the Fall of 2022. 

Our philosophy is a holistic focus on the well-being of our residents. We know that promoting independence, creating an engaging environment, and developing relationships based on trust are key to building a real home here for your loved ones.  

Visit our website to learn more about the lifestyle options at Hillside Terrace

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Signs It May Be Time for Memory Care

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It’s painful watching your loved one lose their memory. Even harder knowing the cognitive decline of dementia often ends up stealing their independence. You want your loved ones to be happy and safe, but if they’re living with dementia, happy and safe may mean moving into a memory care facility. 

Dementia looks different from person to person. Although it often progresses in a similar pattern, the extent of cognitive decline and the speed at which it progresses is unpredictable. That can make it difficult to decide when it’s time to move to memory care. Behavioral issues and compromised safety are common signs it may be time. 

Visit our website for nine signs it might be time for memory care.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Assisted Living Benefits Go Beyond the Scope of Even the Most Attentive Family

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: Adults in senior living settings benefit from the presence of peers. Social relationships can be hard for older adults to maintain, especially if they live alone and are unable to travel independently. The close proximity of neighbors in senior living facilities strengthen these social bonds.

Chef-prepared meals: Senior living communities provide your loved one with a variety of nutritious meals, including diabetes-friendly options. Proper nutrition goes a long way toward improving these seniors’ quality of life. 

Round-the-clock assistance: Basic tasks like dressing and bathing can be very difficult for some aging adults. It usually befalls family caregivers to attend to these tasks, but for many, the level of help a senior relative requires far exceeds the help their family can give. It is the primary function of assisted living facilities to help seniors with these tasks while also enabling them to be as independent as possible.

Activities: Senior living facilities are outfitted with fitness equipment, indoor recreation areas, and outdoor spaces offering many activities for older adults. In addition, senior living facilities offer daily or weekly activities like bingo, exercise classes, book clubs and outings to local stores and museums.

Learn about assisted living and the common myths associated with it here.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Addressing 5 Common Assisted Living Myths

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Myth #1: I have to sacrifice my independence.

Fact: Retirement community living actually promotes independence by having the support of caregivers available if needed. 

Myth #2: Assisted Living is too expensive.

Fact: While the price tag may seem high for assisted living, when you add up expenses for older adults, you’ll discover that the cost price is comparable and sometimes cheaper than maintaining your home as well as all your other expenses for the month (i.e. utilities, insurance, property tax, routine maintenance, repairs, lawn care, transportation and groceries).

Myth #3: Assisted living communities are depressing.

Fact: Assisted living communities are vibrant, attractive places to live. Many studies show that a seniors’ quality of life improves after moving to assisted living. A wide range of amenities and services make life easier and add excitement back into their lifestyle. 

Myth # 4: Family should care for their elders at home.

Fact: Caregiving can strengthen or weaken your relationship with your loved one, bring added stress, and may cause negative health effects. Choosing assisted living could lead to a happier more enjoyable life for both of you!

Myth #5: Assisted Living is just another way to say nursing home.

Fact: Nursing homes and assisted living centers are often thought of as the same, however, their care options are much different. Nursing homes focus primarily on medical care, while assisted living centers focus not only on medical care but on well-being and comfort too.

Learn more about assisted living and the common myths associated with it here.

Friday, April 15, 2022

Is Assisted Living Right for You?

Secured Assisted Living Ann Arbor

What kinds of services are needed for your loved one? Consider what’s important to you in an assisted living community and you’ll be able to decide what the right fit is. 

Learn more about secured assisted living at Hillside Terrace Senior Living here.

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

Friday, April 1, 2022

What is Secured Assisted Living?

Secured Assisted Living Ann Arbor

Our team provides enhanced assisted living. Do you or a loved one need assistance with your living situation, but memory care is not yet an issue?? A secured assisted living facility may be the right home for you!

Learn more about secured assisted living at Hillside Terrace Senior Living here.

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