Hillside Terrace Discusses Common Myths About Assisted Living

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Michimich -- There are many assisted living myths and Hillside Terrace is trying to clear up some of these common misconceptions.

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 the price is comparable and sometimes cheaper than maintaining your home.

Myth #3: Assisted living communities are depressing.

Fact: Assisted living communities are vibrant, attractive places to live.

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.

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

Fact: Nursing homes and assisted living (https://www.hillsideterrace.net/learnmore/how-does-assisted-living-ann-arbor-support-seniors) 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.

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Assisted living benefits go beyond the scope of even the most attentive family. Learn more about assisted living and the common myths associated with it here (https://www.hillsideterrace.net/learnmore/myths-assisted-living-ann-arbor).

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

About Hillside Terrace: Hillside Terrace provides elderly care with an "aging by choice" philosophy. They work with your family to create the best possible living situation for your senior relative. Their housing, dining, and care services will make your loved one feel at home! Contact them today at (734) 761-4451 to schedule a visit!

Trey Litz

Source: Hillside Terrace Senior Living
Filed Under: Health

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