Living in a community surrounded by others in a similar phase of life sounds dreamy, but is it possible? If you have heard of age restricted communities you may question whether it is a legal practice to have an age requirement for residency. Learning the details on age restriction will help you determine if you qualify for residency at the community you are considering.
Moving into a senior living community can positively impact many areas of your life. It provides you with the opportunity to make new connections and establish friendships with other residents. Developing and maintaining meaningful friendships as you age can boost your over-all health and wellbeing. In addition, knowing you are in a place where help is nearby should you ever need it provides peace of mind. Leave the health risks that come with excessive worry and stress behind and choose to live in a community that is staffed around the clock. Sounds good, right? But can you can actually afford it? The answers to the three questions below will help you determine whether or not a senior living community is an affordable option.
Marleyn Awuy, Wellness Nurse at Eskaton Village Roseville, shares signs that your loved one may need assisted living:
Eskaton's Chaplain Patty builds friendship with residents and connects with them on a deep, personal level. She always goes above and beyond to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of each person. For example, she crocheted these muffs for residents living with dementia.
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We are living longer and attitudes about aging are starting to change. Life expectancy has improved dramatically over the past 20 years. In fact, not only are we living longer, but our senior population is more productive in retirement.
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Read about one adult daughter's reaction as her parents decide to move to a senior living community.
Most people have heard the term dementia but don’t have a personal experience with it. Often the term is interchanged with Alzheimer’s disease. However, Alzheimer's disease is just one type of dementia that accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases. There are many types of dementia ranging from Parkinson’s disease to vascular dementia to Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB). The term dementia is used to describe a wide range of symptoms associated with cognitive change including memory loss, impaired judgment, difficulty speaking and mood changes such as depression. Dementia may cause a person's ability to perform day-to-day activities to become challenging over time. But there is hope that the challenges can be lessened by creating the right supportive and adaptive environment.
Help us fight Alzheimer's disease at the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at Raley Field in West Sacramento, California.
Eskaton is calling on seniors to sign up for its Telephone Reassurance program, where volunteers reach out to let them know they are not alone.
For more than two decades, Eskaton, a nonprofit organization serving seniors for 50 years, has reached out to home bound and isolated seniors via its Telephone Reassurance program. The program consists of volunteers who contact seniors to check up on them and provide an opportunity to socialize.
Here are excerpts from keynote speaker Darlene Cullivan, community engagement manager of Eskaton.