Northern CA is a wonderful place to live. The natural beauty, temperate weather, and rich history make this region an excellent choice for retirement. But, California is also known to be an expensive place to live when compared to other parts of the country. If you are in retirement and want to stay in Northern CA then you must consider the cost of your living arrangement. Two of the most common living arrangements for senior adults are senior living communities or staying at home. Both of these options come with costs. You will have to compare real numbers in order to decide which of these options is best for you.
Topics: Senior Living Community
Did you know that people who respond with compassion to their own mistakes and limitations have been shown to experience greater physical and emotional health? If not, good news! Compassion is a trainable attribute and you can begin cultivating compassion for yourself and others today.
Topics: Wellness Tips
“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” – Roy T. Bennett
Despite living in desperate circumstances, Zeke believed in the power of positivity. He believes in living with a smile on his face and a laugh in his heart. Lawrence James Lewis also known as “Zeke” lived through the Great Depression. Zeke’s father worked in Oregon and bought a piece of land with the intention of building their family home, but after the Great Depression hit he pitched a 1 room tent instead.
Deciding how to care for a parent or spouse living with dementia is difficult. You want your loved one to get the support he or she needs and to be comfortable in his/her surroundings. If you have a family member with dementia you may be debating whether home is the best environment, especially if the person lives alone. Currently there is no cure for dementia, but environment and lifestyle play an important role in delaying its progression and maximizing quality of life. It’s important to look at both the needs of your loved one and his/her caregiving situation to truly understand whether remaining at home with support makes the best sense.
Topics: Memory Care
A Love Story Kindled by 90 and 91-year–old
In 2017, Betty Mills, 88, moved to Eskaton Lodge Granite Bay from Red Bluff to be closer to her daughter. The first Sunday after she moved, Betty gathered the courage to go to church with her neighbors. As she was waiting for the bus, Betty locked eyes with a man sitting on a bench outside the community.
Walking is one of the best things we can do to improve our overall health, and increase our longevity and well-being.
Topics: Wellness Tips
Choosing an assisted living community for your parents can feel like an overwhelming and dreaded task. Big changes are often difficult even when the end results are positive. Moving into assisted living can provide your parents with the care they need and an improved quality of life. Once you understand all that assisted living can do for your parents you will find it much easier to choose a community. In Sacramento, CA there are a number of high quality assisted living communities available to choose from. You can narrow the list by looking at the history of the community, the levels of care available, and the amenities offered to residents.
Topics: Assisted Living
Skipping breakfast is detrimental to your brain health, and can negative impact your physical health all day. Eating well in the morning will ensure you are set up to feel great all day.
Topics: Wellness Tips
"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?" – Satchel Paige
“Statistically, I am 95 years old,” said Jean Humburg. “But that does not clarify who I am.”
Jean recently had the privilege to be a part of a group of residents from Eskaton who met with graduating students from the Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning (SAEL). They were together every Thursday for eight weeks. During that time, they learned to understand who they were in the eyes of each other.
As you start to explore the world of senior living you will find that there are many different options. There are several types of communities to choose from based on the needs of you or your aging parent. Within each category of community there are also choices to make based on personal preferences. Before you can narrow down which community is best it is helpful to understand what differentiates the different levels of support. Two common options include assisted living and memory care. Finding an option that meets the individual needs of you or your loved one is the most important part.