The place you live has a significant impact on your daily life, especially as you age. When your current home no longer meets your needs then you should start considering your alternatives. The good news is that there are more options than ever before for seniors looking to make a change in their living situation. If you need some help with the decision, below are five questions you can ask yourself to get clear on your wants and needs.
The aging process is different for each person. Your needs may be significantly different than those of someone who is the same age as you. This variation makes it difficult to establish guidelines for senior living communities based solely on age. In order for a community to cater specifically to senior adults there does have to be a minimum age, typically 55 or 62 depending on location and services. But, your age is only one element you need to consider as you think about moving into a senior living community.
Have you made the decision that a senior living community is the best option for you? You may feel a temporary sense of relief now that you have decided on the next step in your journey. However, that relief may be short lived once you realize how many senior living options there are in your area. Having options is a good thing but too many can become overwhelming. Learning about senior living is the first step on the journey toward making a decision. In addition to your online search, ask around to find people you know who have personal experience with senior living. Once you have narrowed down the options, touring the communities will give you the last bit of knowledge you need to make an informed choice.
Topics: Assisted Living
If Mom or Dad used to be very particular about her or his appearance, but no longer seems to care about changing clothes or showering, this is an situation that cannot be ignored.
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone who submitted photographs. Our judges selected six honorable mentions as well as the first and second place winners who will receive grand prizes courtesy of AT&T and Eskaton. On January 26, 2019, from 2 PM to 4 PM, we will celebrate all the photographers and present the awards.
We are very lucky to have beautiful landscapes around our communities. And the amazing skies of Gold Country are just one of the perks of living at Eskaton.
Imagine how seniors feel when they get a threatening phone call, such as, "Your grandson is in jail and if we don't receive $5,000 he won't be released for quite some time." This can cause panic and fear.
As we approach the holidays, we hear more and more stories about suspicious phone calls that older adults are receiving.
Topics: Ask the Expert
Sacramento, CA (December 2018) -- Eskaton is encouraging family members over the holiday season to notice if an ageing loved one is experiencing mental or physical changes and might need additional support at home.
Topics: Signs it is Time for Help
If you or someone you love has recently been diagnosed with dementia, know that living well is still possible with the right supportive environment. At Eskaton, we believe in seeing each person's abilities, not disabilities. We are inspired by people living with dementia who are advocates for well-being. This advice comes from experts living with dementia.
Living on the streets and in homeless shelters is something that a senior citizen should never have to endure. Although Cynthia, 68, lived on the streets for over eight months, she didn't disconnect from her community and she never gave up hope. In spite of hardship, Cynthia became an amazing advocate for the homeless and instrumental in providing Eskaton with additional resources for seniors as she became aware of them herself.