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Staying Safe After You and a Loved One Get Vaccinated

Staying Safe After You and a Loved One Get Vaccinated

Do you miss the way things used to be before COVID-19? Are you looking for more ways to enjoy time with your loved ones? At Hillside Terrace, we want to keep you and your loved ones safe, healthy, and happy. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine was the first step in the right direction!What We Can do to Stay SafeVirtual Meetups - Call your family members on Zoom for a  face-to-face convers...

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What to do When Parents Refuse Help

What to do When Parents Refuse 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...

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Seven Ways to Find a New Sense of Purpose After Retirement

Seven Ways to Find a New Sense of Purpose After Retirement

Have you or a loved one recently moved into assisted living in Ann Arbor?Are you feeling a little lost after retiring?Would you like to find a new sense of purpose?Many people look forward to retirement and starting a new chapter in their lives. The thought of turning off the alarm clock for good and truly becoming the master of their own lives is exciting. There’s freedom and opportunity j...

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Is your Senior Loved One Still a Safe Driver?

Is your Senior Loved One Still a Safe Driver?

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 r...

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9 Signs It May Be Time for Memory Care

9 Signs It May Be Time for Memory Care

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 ...

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Addressing 5 Common Assisted Living Myths

Addressing 5 Common Assisted Living Myths

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 tha...

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Secured Assisted Living at Hillside Terrace

Secured Assisted Living at Hillside Terrace

Secured assisted living can give you and your family peace of mind knowing your loved one is being taken care of in a secure environment. A loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia may wander in their confusion. It can be almost impossible for one person to keep track of another all day and all night at home. It is also difficult to lock up everything that might be dangerous. What i...

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Is it Alzheimer’s?

Is it Alzheimer’s?

How do you know whether you or your loved one is experiencing forgetfulness or something more serious?According to A Place for Mom, there are some tell-tale signs.Alzheimer’s or neurological symptoms?Neurological problems can be a warning sign for Alzheimer’s and dementia. If you’re having problems with your motor skills, it’s worth visiting a doctor:Major changes in perso...

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Delirium vs. Dementia: What’s the Difference?

Delirium vs. Dementia: What’s the Difference?

A loved one being confused can be a very challenging experience for you and your family. As your parents get older, you’ve probably noticed that they have difficulty remembering recent events or that they sometimes show unusual behavior. How do you know when typical elderly confusion is something more serious? Delirium and dementia, for example, are common causes of cognitive impa...

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What is Sundown Syndrome?

What is Sundown Syndrome?

Sundown syndrome is used to describe a range of unusual behaviors that occur during the transition from day to night, like agitation, confusion, and restlessness.  The syndrome primarily affects people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. In fact, as many as one in five people with Alzheimer’s will experience sundowning, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Som...

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7 Best Innovative Gifts for Seniors This Christmas

7 Best Innovative Gifts for Seniors This Christmas

Not sure what to get your loved one who has everything this holiday season?Hillside Terrace has you covered! We’ve got some ideas that will thrill your loved ones.According to A Place for Mom, these seven innovative products for the elderly will provide entertainment, simplify chores, and enhance safety:Hero digital pill dispenser – This dispenser can hold up to 10 different medi...

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Tips for Paying for Assisted Living

Tips for Paying for Assisted Living

Are you considering assisted living for a loved one?Worried about how you’re going to pay for it?Finding care for a loved one can be a difficult process, but there are ways to reduce the stress. There are a number of ways to make assisted living affordable. With a little bit of help, you can smoothly transition your loved one in to a structured, social environment where assistance for daily...

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How to Choose the Right Independent Living Community for Your Loved Ones

How to Choose the Right Independent Living Community for Your Loved Ones

Are you currently searching for independent living in Ann Arbor?Do your loved ones want to live somewhere where they don’t need to worry about cooking, cleaning, or housework?Does your aging parent want to be a part of an engaging community?Choosing an independent living facility is a big decision for your family. You want to be sure that your spouse or parent is in an environment where the...

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When Living with Elderly Parents Isn’t Working Out

When Living with Elderly Parents Isn’t Working Out

How do you know when living with elderly parents isn’t working out? When do you make the decision to move an elderly loved one to senior housing?Has caring for an elderly loved one become overwhelming?Do you need extra help caring for your elderly parents?Are you looking for senior housing, but can’t find an affordable option?Many people struggle to provide the care required by elderl...

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What is Power of Attorney?

What is Power of Attorney?

What is a “power of attorney”?Do you need someone to make decisions on your behalf?Do you need someone to help you with financial or personal matters?A power of attorney is a legal document granting someone the power to make decisions on another person’s behalf. According to A Place for Mom, “Most seniors will execute multiple varieties of POA. An elder law attorney c...

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What is Elderly Abuse & How Can You Effectively Report it?

What is Elderly Abuse & How Can You Effectively Report it?

Is your elderly loved one being abused by their in-home care provider?What are the tell-tale signs?How can you protect your loved one?Types of Elder AbuseThe 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.Physical abuse – is the use of physical force that may res...

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Nursing Home Vs. Assisted Living: What’s the Difference?

Nursing Home Vs. Assisted Living: What’s the Difference?

Does your aging parent need more assistance than you can give?Have you researched care options? Still searching?Do you want what’s best for your loved one?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...

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What You Need to Know About Elderly Urinary Incontinence

What You Need to Know About Elderly Urinary Incontinence

What is urinary incontinence? It’s the involuntary passing of urine, according to the National Association for Continence (NAFC). Incontinence can happen at any age, but it’s generally more common in seniors. It can be caused by typical aging, lifestyle choices, or a range of health conditions.The following health issues can cause urinary incontinence in both women and men:Multip...

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How Does Assisted Living Support Seniors?

How Does Assisted Living Support Seniors?

Need assistance with daily tasks?Want to stay engaged with people your own age?Do you want to maintain independence while also receiving the care you need?Assisted living at Hillside Terrace may be the right place for you to call home.Personalized care: Need medication reminders? Do you or a loved one require help with daily tasks like bathing or dressing? Customized care can fit your unique need...

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Elderly Fall Prevention Starts with Keeping a Detailed Record

Elderly Fall Prevention Starts with Keeping a Detailed Record

Want to prevent falls? People can be clumsy, but with old age comes frailty.Falls can be the result of medical hazards, environmental hazards or both! Sometimes it’s out of your control, but often you can do things at home to minimize your risk.According to A Place for Mom, “If you’re caring for a senior loved one at home, keep a detailed record of any incidents. Check for fall ...

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Solo Activities for Senior During Isolation

Solo Activities for Senior During Isolation

Have you or a senior loved one been exposed to the Coronavirus or another illness?Are you wondering what activities you can do at home during isolation to help pass the time?There’s plenty to do! But, sometimes in isolation you need to get a little creative.According to A Place for Mom, these are “some unique ways assisted living communities are keeping seniors entertained” duri...

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6 Tips for Touring Senior Communities Virtually and In-Person

6 Tips for Touring Senior Communities Virtually and In-Person

Are you thinking about moving into a senior community?Finding the right community for you or a loved one will be one of the most important decisions you’ll ever have to make.During a pandemic, it can be a challenge to get a tour scheduled in person. However, the senior communities you’re considering should be able to offer a virtual tour if that makes you feel safer and more at ease.A...

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Creating a Long-Term Care Plan for Your Senior Relative

Creating a Long-Term Care Plan for Your Senior Relative

Our busy everyday lives often make it difficult to visit family regularly. Keeping up with senior relatives may be especially difficult in these times. If you’ve recently visited a senior relative and been concerned about what you observed, you probably have questions.What are the signs a senior relative can’t take care of themselves? What are the best options to keep them s...

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How to Stop Family Disputes Over Elderly Parents

How to Stop Family Disputes Over Elderly Parents

Are you fighting with your siblings over care for your elderly parents?Are your parents in need of significant help around their house?Are they finding it hard to do daily tasks?Family can often disagree on how much care is really needed. We have a solution for you! Ask a geriatric care manager to assess your parents’ home for safety. Talk to your parents’ primary care physi...

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8 Essential Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming a Caregiver

8 Essential Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming a Caregiver

Are you thinking about becoming a caregiver for a senior loved one?The truth is, being a full-time caregiver can affect your emotional, mental, and physical health. It can have unforeseen effects on your relationship with your parent as well as your relationships with others.According to A Place for Mom, being prepared for the potential changes of caregiving means asking yourself these important ...

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Recognizing Symptoms of Mental Illness in Seniors

Recognizing Symptoms of Mental Illness in Seniors

As loved ones age, we can’t help but notice changes in them. They may move a bit more carefully or react a bit more slowly. 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?These are the types of questions our clients and their fam...

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Steps to Take When Your Parents Need Assisted Living

Steps to Take When Your Parents Need Assisted Living

Are you searching for the perfect assisted living community for your loved one?Are you having a hard time finding the right community?Is it difficult to find the right community that fits your parent’s lifestyle and budget?Follow these steps to find the right assisted living community for your loved one:1.    Figure out what you can afford. Care can be expensive! Make su...

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Knowing What to Say When Someone Loses Their Significant Other

Knowing What to Say When Someone Loses Their Significant Other

Grief touches all our lives at some point, but it’s a new, painful experience each time. When someone you love loses their significant other, all you want is to be there for them, to comfort them, to let them know you care. But it’s hard to find the right words. What if you say the wrong thing? What if you inadvertently make their pain worse?Every person attempting to offer comfort ha...

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Why Seniors Have Different Nutritional Needs

Why Seniors Have Different Nutritional Needs

Our bodies change as we get older and so do the nutrients we need. Good nutrition is essential for health, quality of life, and vitality. Unfortunately, some seniors find themselves with habits that lead to bad nutrition and poor health. According to A Place for Mom, “Clearly, good nutrition plays a vital role in the quality of life in older persons. This is why preventative medicine a...

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Community, Health and Well-Being: The Many Benefits of Assisted Living

Community, Health and Well-Being: The Many Benefits of Assisted Living

There’s joy in watching your relatives age into their golden years: enjoying retirement, spending more time with loved ones and developing new hobbies. But aging relatives may also develop health issues that require more care than your family is able to give. What’s the right solution? Will a senior living facility treat your relative like family? Will your relatives be happy there?Th...

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Does an Assisted Living Retirement Community Make Financial Sense for You?

Does an Assisted Living Retirement Community Make Financial Sense for You?

With the rising costs of housing and healthcare, planning for retirement has become a necessity. But when you’re worried about your health or the health of your loved one, retirement planning takes on a whole new dimension. Fear of the unknown, of ballooning costs, or of ending up somewhere less than desirable have all become part of the equation. The good news is there are more attrac...

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Quality Elderly Care in Ann Arbor Can Help Your Marriage Thrive

Quality Elderly Care in Ann Arbor Can Help Your Marriage Thrive

We know that the thought of moving into senior living can be scary. It’s a major life change with a lot of unknowns. For a lot of people, their biggest concern is how it will affect their marriage. Some common concerns we hear are:Will we be separated?Will we lose freedom or control over our lives?What will happen if one of us needs more care than the other?Will we be bored?Many of our resi...

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When Assisted Living is Desirable

When Assisted Living is Desirable

Are you hoping to avoid senior living?Or are you excited to go into retirement age?Are you aware of the opportunities senior living communities offer their residents?Changing the stigmaAccording to Our Parents, “Twenty-first-century senior living is shifting from something people need to something they want. In fact, Phillips says that many people who are still active in...

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How to Make Your Day More Enjoyable & Overcome Boredom

How to Make Your Day More Enjoyable & Overcome Boredom

Are you a Senior who finds yourself bored?Are you tired of the same routine every single day?Want to make your day more enjoyable?Shake up your normal routinePredictable schedules can become boring. Look at your schedule of activities and consider trying something you’ve never done. This can be a great way to break out of your shell and have some fun!Learn something newKeeping your brain th...

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Find the Right LGBTQ Friendly Senior Care Center in Ann Arbor

Find the Right LGBTQ Friendly Senior Care Center in Ann Arbor

Are you looking for a senior care center in Ann Arbor or the surrounding areas?Are you worried about finding the right LGBTQ friendly senior living home for you or a loved one?Are you worried about not feeling welcome?According to SeniorLiving.org, “The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force estimates that there are over 3 million LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) elders in the U.S...

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Pets Really Do Make the Perfect Companion

Pets Really Do Make the Perfect Companion

We love our furry friends! Did you know having a pet can help your overall health and wellness?Do you think a furry friend could help your loved one cope with depression or help increase physical activity? Then you might consider adopting a pet! Pets can:Lift our mood and spirt.Keep us active!Increase our chances for social interaction with other pet owners.Reduces our risk for heart di...

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How to Prepare for an Outing with a Loved One with Advanced Dementia

How to Prepare for an Outing with a Loved One with Advanced Dementia

Do you care for a loved one with advanced dementia?Are they depressed or in a bad mood some days?Do you think they might enjoy a little getaway?Do Something You Love Together!It’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. Som...

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Meaningful Activities Enrich Lives at Hillside Terrace with Lasting Benefits

Meaningful Activities Enrich Lives at Hillside Terrace with Lasting Benefits

Good 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 gr...

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Healthy Recipes for Seniors, Live a Longer Healthier Life

Healthy Recipes for Seniors, Live a Longer Healthier Life

Want to live a longer, healthier life?Looking for healthy recipes?Are you wondering what you should be eating more of?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 me...

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How to Upgrade Your Parents’ Home for Aging in Place

How to Upgrade Your Parents’ Home for Aging in Place

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?Are you considering making some home modifications?Around 90 percent of seniors plan on living in their own home for at least five to 10 years after turning 65, according to AARP. Accordin...

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Medication Management Tools for Older Adults

Medication Management Tools for Older Adults

Looking for ideas to help a senior in your life manage their medications? Is managing your own medication a key factor in continuing with independent living in Ann Arbor? Feeling overwhelmed with the number of medications you need to take?Most older adults have at least one or two medications they need to take regularly for a serious or potentially serious condition. If this sounds like you or so...

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Handling Anger and Confusion in a Loved One Living with Dementia

Handling Anger and Confusion in a Loved One Living with Dementia

Struggling to respond to an angry outburst from a loved one with dementia? Looking into memory care facilities in Ann Arbor for a loved one with dementia? Ready to be better prepared for the anger and confusion that sometimes come with dementia?Behavior changes and sudden waves of anger can be one of the most challenging aspects of interacting with a loved with dementia. And if you’re not p...

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Simplify Medication Management with Independent Living in Ann Arbor

Simplify Medication Management with Independent Living in Ann Arbor

Are you having trouble managing your medications?Have you considered moving into an independent living facility in Ann Arbor?Are you able to live on your own, but lack financial resources to afford a home? Are you looking for a better social life with people your own age? Independent living in Ann Arbor may be what you’re looking for.At Hillside Terrace, we offer nine apartment homes for in...

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Why Should You Make a Move Now?

Are you or is someone you know thinking about moving into assisted living or independent living in Ann Arbor?Why are you putting it off? There’s no better time than the present!According to A Place for Mom, here are five common reasons families might delay a move to assisted living:“I live too far away to make a decision.”If you’re looking at the possibility of managing yo...

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Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Why Early Detection Matters

Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Why Early Detection Matters

Are you making plans for dementia care in Ann Arbor? Do you know the early signs of Alzheimer’s so you can prepare yourself or a loved one? Considering early detection tests for Alzheimer’s and want to know more?According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 10% of people over the age of 65 years are living with Alzheimer’s. Unlike other common and deadly diseases like cancer o...

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Reasons to Be Hopeful About the Future of Alzheimer’s Disease

Reasons to Be Hopeful About the Future of Alzheimer’s Disease

Need encouragement about the future of Alzheimer’s disease? Are you looking for memory care facilities in Ann Arbor and want to know what’s on the horizon for Alzheimer’s treatment? Struggling with the news of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis and looking for hope?There are millions of Americans living with Alzheimer’s today. Although diagnosis and treatment have improved sin...

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Enhanced Memory Care Facilities in Ann Arbor at Hillside Terrace

Enhanced Memory Care Facilities in Ann Arbor at Hillside Terrace

Are you looking for a memory care facility?Are you having a hard time picking the right facility for yourself or your loved one?Are you at a loss as to where to start when looking for memory care facilities in the Ann Arbor area?At Hillside Terrace, we put ourselves into our residents’ and families’ shoes. We want you to feel right at home! We treat our residents and families the way ...

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Dementia Care Offered at Hillside Terrace in Ann Arbor

Dementia Care Offered at Hillside Terrace in Ann Arbor

Do you or a loved one suffer from dementia?Are you or is someone you know in need of dementia care in Ann Arbor or the surrounding areas?Are you caring for a dementia patient on your own?According to Alzheimers.net, “here are some important facts to consider when approaching your role caring for someone with dementia:1. Accept support.Whether you’re caregiving for someone in your fami...

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Should You Hang on to Your Parents House After a Move to a Memory Care Facility?

Should You Hang on to Your Parents House After a Move to a Memory Care Facility?

Is your parents’ home too much work to take care of?Should you sell your parents’ home?Are you wondering if the sale of your parents’ home can help you pay for their stay in assisted living? According to A Place for Mom, “Chances are, someone in the family has an emotional connection to your parent’s house. If letting go of it is a difficult emotional decision f...

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Top Three Important Aspects of Elderly Care in Ann Arbor

Top Three Important Aspects of Elderly Care in Ann Arbor

Choosing an Ann Arbor elderly care facility for your parent(s) can be difficult. You want the best for the people who took care of you! But what should you look for in elderly care? How do you find the best options? What do you need to be aware of? Let’s talk about the top three aspects you should look for in any elderly care facility!Respect in Elderly CareRegardless of their physical and/...

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When You Want to Retire but a Parent Needs Elderly Care

When You Want to Retire but a Parent Needs Elderly Care

Are you looking forward to your retirement?Are you caring for elderly parents?Are you worried about the cost of assisted living?It can be worrisome to take care of your elderly parents, especially if you leave for the day only to find that they struggled while you were gone. Assisted living can help you reduce the risks of your parent being without assistance. We’re here when they need us, ...

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How to Make Every Moment Special When You Visit Loved Ones in Assisted Living

How to Make Every Moment Special When You Visit Loved Ones in Assisted Living

Do you have a loved one living in assisted living in Ann Arbor?Is your loved one struggling with the transition?Are you looking for ways to make each visit a special moment?You can make the most of every minute when you visit if you keep these tips in mind:Just by being there you’re helping – Your visits can help make your loved one feel less lonely. Isolation can be harmful for many ...

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How to Formulate Your Caregiving Plan

How to Formulate Your Caregiving Plan

Are you worried about caring for your aging parents?Does either of your parents need a lot of looking after?Do you have a plan in place for caregiving?According to Caring Village, you should start creating your own caregiving plan with these steps:Step 1: Prepare yourself and your family- Can you manage the time commitment?- Can you manage the necessary financial obligations?- Do you need to hire...

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When Is the Best Time to Start Planning for Retirement?

When Is the Best Time to Start Planning for Retirement?

Not sure if you’re ready to make serious plans for a retirement home in Ann Arbor? Are your friends telling you that you’re still too young to worry about retirement? Want to know when is best time to plan for retirement?Today you’re still young. It’s not time for retirement, or downsizing, or lifestyle changes, or any of that. But is it time to start planning? We spend mu...

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A Stronger Body Can Lead to a Stronger Mind

A Stronger Body Can Lead to a Stronger Mind

Is your mind sharp?Do you have trouble remembering things?Do you want to improve your overall health?Does physical activity really have a positive impact on your health and mind?According to the Global Council on Brain Health, “people who participate in purposeful exercises show beneficial changes in brain structure and function, and those who lead a physically active lifestyle have a lower...

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Expert Tips to Boost Brain Function

Expert Tips to Boost Brain Function

Is your mind sharp?Are you having trouble remembering things?Do you want to boost your brain function?As you age, it makes sense to look for ways to boost your intellect, delay mental aging and possibly even live longer. In fact, by just making a few lifestyle changes, you can boost brain function, help keep yourself mentally healthy and maybe even help make yourself a little smarter.There are ma...

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Retirement Living: How to Pick the Right Community

Retirement Living: How to Pick the Right Community

Looking into retirement communities in Ann Arbor but not sure how to choose the best community for you? Overwhelmed by the options for retirement? Need a little guidance to find a retirement community that best serves you? The Simpler Way to Choose the Right Retirement Community in Ann ArborChoosing the right retirement community in Ann Arbor is a tough task. It’s a big decision and yo...

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What You Need to Know About Power of Attorney

Is a power of attorney necessary?Do you forfeit your independence and rights when you have a power of attorney?Do you need a separate power of attorney when it comes to your health?A serious illness or accident can happen at any age. It’s smart to be prepared for those incidents. Having a power of attorney (POA) can help you with property-related decisions and actions. It can also grant a t...

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11 Questions to Ask Before Choosing Assisted Living

11 Questions to Ask Before Choosing Assisted Living

Do you feel isolated at home?Are you looking into communities that offer assisted living in Ann Arbor?Are you prepared for the next chapter in your own or your parent’s life?We can help you ensure your research is complete by making sure you know to ask potential communities with assisted living in Ann Arbor questions you may not have thought of, including:Do you have apartments available n...

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Positive Effects of Socialization by Living in a Senior Community

Positive Effects of Socialization by Living in a Senior Community

Do you feel isolated in assisted living? Does a loved one?Do you sometimes feel depressed or lethargic?Do you make it a point to try to interact with others?An active social life could be the cure to your slump! It’s easy to understand the importance of encouraging young children to socialize, however sometimes we forget the importance of socializing as we age. Humans need fulfilling relati...

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Hillside Terrace Licensed Nurses On-Duty 24/7

Hillside Terrace Licensed Nurses On-Duty 24/7

Do you or does someone you know need assistance to help get through the night?Do you or does someone you know require assistance with taking medications?Would having licensed nurses on duty 24/7 hours a day put your mind at ease? If your parent is unable to remember to take medications, we’ll ensure that there’s someone on our elderly care staff who’s in charge of keep...

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Staying Active Can Decrease Depression in Those Living With Dementia

Staying Active Can Decrease Depression in Those Living With Dementia

Are you worried about a loved one with dementia suffering depression? Looking for ways to minimize depression for a senior with dementia? Wondering if the effects of staying active are worth the effort for a senior with dementia?Living with dementia is a heavy burden that can lead to withdrawal and depression. Developing depressive symptoms can begin to dramatically increase the progression of de...

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Respite Care in Ann Arbor

Planning a break for your parent’s caregiver?Is your caregiver feeling overworked?Have you considered respite care?According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “respite care can help your caregiver by providing a new environment or time to relax. It's a good way for your caregiver to take time for themselves. Respite care can provide: A chance to spend time with other...

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Hospice Care Ann Arbor

Do you have loved ones in hospice care in Ann Arbor?Are they having a hard time facing the end of their lives?Do you need help convincing your loved ones that hospice care is the right place for them?We all want to believe that our life has meaning. We all want to know that we made an impact on the world and that we will be remembered once we’re gone. Some people find meaning in their work,...

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A Simple Guide to Senior Taxes, Credits, and Deductions

A Simple Guide to Senior Taxes, Credits, and Deductions

Are you a senior who is unsure how to get the most out of your tax deductions? Need an easy guide to the deductions that will save you money? Looking for tax tips designed for seniors? With the joy of the spring season comes the much less joyful tax season. If you pass each year finding that your taxes get more and more complicated, you’re not alone. As you enter your senior years you ...

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Downsize with Care: Things to Consider for Any Senior Move!

Downsize with Care: Things to Consider for Any Senior Move!

Are you looking to downsize your parents’ home?Is their home too much work to keep up?Are you having a hard time deciding what to keep and what to get rid of?Letting go can be hard, especially because the older you are, the more memories you have to treasure. However, when someone moves into an assisted living community, you must downsize. You won’t have room for everything you used t...

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Hospice Care Search Mistakes to Avoid

Hospice Care Search Mistakes to Avoid

Are you starting the search for hospice care in Ann Arbor and looking for advice? Are you wary of making a costly mistake in your search? Need tips to help you search for affordable, quality care? If you’re searching for hospice care for you or someone you know, we understand the process can be stressful. It’s no small thing you’re doing, and you may not have anyone in your...

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Best Time to Visit Assisted Living Communities

Best Time to Visit Assisted Living Communities

Is your loved one resisting the idea of a visit to an assisted living facility?Are they scared to leave behind the life they know?Do you need help reassuring them that life in an assisted living community doesn’t mean they’ll be lonely? It’s a new way to live!We suggest that you visit during social events like festive dinners or events – you can request a calendar of event...

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What to Say to Someone with Alzheimer’s

Looking for help talking with someone who has Alzheimer’s? Do you know someone with Alzheimer’s and want tips for how you can relate? Does your loved one need help with memory care in Ann Arbor?With people living longer lives, we get to enjoy our loved ones for more time, but we also see more people struggling with memory disorders, dementia, and Alzheimer’s. As these diseases p...

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Supercentenarians Tips for Aging!

Supercentenarians Tips for Aging!

Hoping to stay healthy, active, and sharp as you pass the decades of your life? Interested in looking to your elders for tips on aging well? Planning a life into your 110s?Ever know anyone older than a 110? Many of us don’t and won’t if supercentenarians continue to be the rare finds that they are today. Individuals who live into their 110s are estimated to be only 1 in 100,000 with f...

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Knowing When It’s Time for Your Parent to Stop Driving!

Knowing When It’s Time for Your Parent to Stop Driving!

Are you nervous that your parents are still behind the wheel?Do you fear for their safety?Are you trying to nudge them into retirement?Now may be the perfect time! Your parents may think they aren’t ready for retirement. However, not having to drive everywhere definitely has its advantages! Imagine how great it would be to deal with no traffic, saving money on car payments, car insurance, l...

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5 Ways Assisted Living Communities Inspire Seniors to Get Involved!

5 Ways Assisted Living Communities Inspire Seniors to Get Involved!

Are you considering assisted living in Ann Arbor for yourself or a family member? Wondering how assisted living communities keep seniors involved? Interested in the benefits of assisted living for a senior in your life?Some seniors have traditionally resisted the idea of assisted living with preference for independence. What you may not know is assisted living is designed to maximize independence...

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How to Coax Parents to Take Better Care of Themselves!

How to Coax Parents to Take Better Care of Themselves!

Are you trying to change your parents’ bad habits?Are your parents at high risk for heart disease, dementia or Alzheimer’s?Are they refusing to listen to you, perhaps claiming that they know more because they’re older than you?It’s important to pay attention to your health, especially as you get older. You’re at an increased risk for health complications if you don&r...

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How to Choose Between Assisted Living & Independent Living!

How to Choose Between Assisted Living & Independent Living!

What’s the difference between assisted living and independent living?Do you need assistance with everyday activities?Are you looking for more social opportunities?Are you sick and tired of making home repairs?We’ll help you choose which care is right for you. No matter what needs you may have, there’s a home for you at Hillside Terrace Senior Living! Assisted LivingAre day ...

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How Music Aids Alzheimer’s and Dementia Therapy

How Music Aids Alzheimer’s and Dementia Therapy

Have an elder family member or friend receiving care for dementia or Alzheimer’s? Interested in learning about creative therapies which complement the medical treatments for these conditions?Facilities like Hillside Terrace that specialize in elderly care in Ann Arbor have seen the benefits of introducing music therapy in various ways. The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America reports tha...

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Heart Health and Dementia: Is There a Connection?

Heart Health and Dementia: Is There a Connection?

Do you think there’s connection between heart health and brain health?There is a connection … whether you believe it or not! If you believe it, then you may be better off in the long run than the skeptics. Read on to find out more…According to WebMD, “vascular dementia occurs when blood doesn't flow properly to the brain. It makes things like decision making, navigat...

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The Difference Between Palliative Care and Hospice Care

The Difference Between Palliative Care and Hospice Care

Is palliative care right for you?Is hospice care right for you?Do you know what special accommodations you or your parent may need?You’re not the only one who isn’t sure what type of care they require. It’s important that you know your options! At Hillside Terrace, we want to ensure you have all your needs met.The transition from living at home to palliative care or hospice care...

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What You Should Know About Respite Care in Ann Arbor!

What You Should Know About Respite Care in Ann Arbor!

Are you feeling exhausted or overwhelmed with your caregiving duties? Do you need to restore some balance in your everyday life? Do you need a break?You may have many people depending on you. At times that can get overwhelming. It’s important that caregivers take time for themselves to regroup, so they can perform at their very best.At Hillside Terrace, we provide respite care in Ann Arbor,...

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Is Hospice Care in Ann Arbor Right For You?

Is Hospice Care in Ann Arbor Right For You?

Do you want to improve the quality of your life?Are you having a hard time managing daily activities?Would you or someone you know benefit from counseling and social support?How do you know you’re making the right decision when it comes to hospice care?When it comes to choosing an attractive, affordable senior living option for yourself or someone you care about, you want something special....

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Elderly Care Ann Arbor: How to Make The Transition Easier for Everyone!

Is your parent a little apprehensive about moving into a retirement community?The transition from living at home with limited care to elderly care can be one of the most difficult decisions families and their loved ones have to make. When a family member can’t take care of themselves, it can put a heavy burden on those they love. Many people aren’t up to the task of the daily care the...

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8 Benefits of Elderly Care in Ann Arbor

8 Benefits of Elderly Care in Ann Arbor

Are you thinking about looking into a senior living community for your loved one?Are you having trouble weighing the pros and cons?Are you looking for guidance on finding a suitable senior living community?There are many misconceptions about elderly care. Typically the primary misconception includes the idea that it’s the end of one’s life; that they’re dying. However, often a r...

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How to Cope With Memory Loss

Are you or a family member suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s?Are you worried about finding the right memory care in Ann Arbor?Do you want to ensure that your loved one receives proper care?We understand that it can be a difficult time for you and your loved one as their mind changes and forgets their sacred memories. It’s important to learn how to cope with your emotions when it ...

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Get Help Paying For Senior Living Services!

Get Help Paying For Senior Living Services!

Are you worried about how you’re going to afford senior living services in Ann Arbor?Having a hard time finding financial assistance for your parents?How much will their insurance cover?It’s so important to find quality, affordable care for your loved one where they feel comfortable. Senior living services can be expensive, but there are government programs out there that will help pa...

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Is Your Loved One Getting the Nutrients They Need?

Is Your Loved One Getting the Nutrients They Need?

Is your parent lacking proper nutrients in his or her diet?Are you trying to figure out clever ways to introduce vitamins and minerals?We understand that you want your loved one to receive the proper care they deserve and a nutrient rich diet they require while you’re away. At Hillside Terrace, we do our absolute best to ensure that happens for every single resident!In order to make sure yo...

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What Should You Look for in Memory Care for Your Loved One in Ann Arbor

Are you worried about finding the right memory care in Ann Arbor?Do you or your loved one suffer from Alzheimer’s or Dementia?Do you want to ensure that your loved one receives proper care?According to AgingCare.com, you should get the answers to the following questions to ensure that a memory care facility is right for your loved one:•    Is there a visiting physician?&...

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Daily Activities Help Residents With Memory Care Ann Arbor

Daily Activities Help Residents With Memory Care Ann Arbor

“Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the U.S. that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed,” according to the Alzheimer’s Association.At Hillside Terrace we offer memory care in Ann Arbor that helps enrich the lives of people who suffer from the disease.  Alzheimer’s can take a devastating t...

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How to Settle into a Senior Care Center in Ann Arbor

Is your parent a little apprehensive about moving into a senior care center?Moving can be a pain, especially if you’re not used to change. At Hillside Terrace, we want to ensure that you settle into your new home with ease.If you’re not sure how to prepare your loved one for the move to a senior care center in Ann Arbor, we’ve provided some tips below to make the transition easi...

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Respite Care in Ann Arbor

Do you need to make it to an event out of town?Do you need temporary relief from your care giving duties to attend to other matters?Do you want to ensure you’re leaving your parent/s in good hands?You may have so many people depending on you that at times it can get overwhelming. It’s important that caregivers take time for themselves to regroup, so they can perform at their very best...

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When It Becomes Too Much to Be a Caregiver, Leave it to The Experts!

When It Becomes Too Much to Be a Caregiver, Leave it to The Experts!

Do you feel a tremendous amount of pressure to care for your elderly parent?Just hearing your phone ring or getting a text from Mom or Dad can generate caregiver anxiety overload. “Oh No! Did Mom fall again?” Should I cancel my plans?” All these worries are an everyday occurrence for most children who perform the role of caregiver.When care giving has gotten the best of you and ...

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8 Questions to Ask to Ensure You’re Making Smart Decisions About Hospice Care in Ann Arbor!

8 Questions to Ask to Ensure You’re Making Smart Decisions About Hospice Care in Ann Arbor!

Are you worried about finding the right hospice care in Ann Arbor?Do you or your loved one suffer from a terminal illness?Do you want to ensure that your loved one will be taken care of when you can’t be there?The transition from living at home with limited care to hospice care can be one of the most difficult decisions families and their loved ones have to make in the later stages of illne...

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How to Choose Long Term Care Facilities in Ann Arbor

How to Choose Long Term Care Facilities in Ann Arbor

Are you second guessing the choice to leave your parent in a long term care facility in Ann Arbor?Are you worried about leaving your mother or father in the wrong care?How do you know you’re making the right decision?These are legitimate concerns for a child of an elder parent. Making these kinds of decisions for your loved one shouldn’t be taken lightly. When it comes to choosing an ...

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Memory Care in Ann Arbor

Memory Care in Ann Arbor

Is memory care right for you or your loved one?Are you looking to enhance functional ability and quality of life?Are you looking for private suites and a safe and secure living environment?It can be a difficult choice to make the decision to put a loved one in a long-term care facility, with the guilt you may feel – it helps to know that you’re putting your family member in good hands...

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