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Eskaton Blog

Seated Exercises Designed to Improve Posture, Balance and Strength

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 5, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Start incorporating seated movements into your routine to improve your posture, strength and balance. Here are 15 seated movements to try at home.  

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Topics: Information & Assistance, Wellness Tips

Do All Assisted Living Communities Offer the Same Options?

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 5, 2019 8:00:00 AM

As you navigate the process of looking into assisted living communities you will learn a lot about what they offer residents. You may be asking yourself if there really is a difference between one community versus another. Is it worth the trouble to learn about and tour each place before making a choice? If they all offer the same options then why spend a lot of time making a decision? All assisted living communities that are licensed are required to meet some basic standards in order to operate. Beyond those basic standards you will find that there can be a significant difference in the options offered by assisted living communities. Two of the main differences you will notice between communities are the levels of care and the amenities that are available.  

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Topics: Assisted Living

Eskaton Ranked One of Top 50 Workplaces for Aging Services

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 4, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Eskaton Earns Rank #11 in National Top 50 “Best Workplaces for Aging Services” by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE Magazine. 

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Topics: In the News, Awards

Meet our Movement Ambassador: Yen Lu

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 30, 2019 2:37:44 PM

“Whatever comes to you is a source of happiness." -Yen Lu

Yen Lu Wong, was born on March 27, 1942 and grew up in Hong Kong, China. She attributes her longevity to her genes, lifestyle, mindset and connection to Buddha. Yen Lu is a movement artist, dancer and choreographer.

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Topics: Ask the Expert, Eskaton Village Carmichael, Age is Beautiful

September is Fall Prevention Awareness Month

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 30, 2019 2:25:16 PM

September is Fall Prevention Awareness Month. Traditionally, a conversation with a healthcare provider about fall prevention focuses mainly on biological risk factors and incorporating more structured fitness into your routine. This narrow view of health and fall prevention neglects the diverse needs of the whole person. According to the University of Southern California, adults over the age of 65 can expect to live longer today than 40 years ago, but will live with at least one chronic disease or functional limitation.

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Topics: Wellness Tips

Are there a lot of Options for Senior Living in Northern California?

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 29, 2019 8:00:00 AM

There are a number of options for senior living in Northern California. In fact, the sheer amount of options can make the prospect of making a choice feel overwhelming. The good news is that it is relatively easy to narrow down your choices based on your particular needs and wants. Senior living communities are separated into categories based on the type of care offered. Four of the main options are independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, and continuing care retirement community (CRCC). Once you know the details of what each type of community offers you can use that knowledge to help you make a decision.

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Topics: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Senior Living Community

Building Bridges: Presents Ruth

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 26, 2019 3:30:17 PM

“Be curious, not judgmental." -Walt Whitman

“Catching the currents around me I am carried by the generous hearts of my friends and family”. Ruth Ghio plays a kaleidoscope of roles in her life. She is a daughter, wife, mother, teacher, counselor, artist, writer, and friend. Ruth loves life and people.

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Topics: LifeBios by Students, Well-Being Philosophy, Age is Beautiful

Wellness Tip: Managing Pain to Increase Cognitive Health

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 26, 2019 1:19:57 PM

Did you know that chronic pain can impact your brain health? If you find yourself living with regular chronic back pain, you may know all too well how it affects your ability to be able to move and enjoy an active lifestyle. Harvard Medical Center reports that chronic pain actually alters brain function and contributes to mood disorders, including depression and anxiety, sleeping difficulties and coping skills.

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Topics: Wellness Tips

Amenities You Should Expect at a Modern Senior Living Community

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Miriam-Webster dictionary defines an amenity as something that helps to provide comfort, convenience, or enjoyment. Modern senior living communities offer residents a wide range of amenities that fit within this definition. This is great news if you are thinking about moving into senior living because it means you can have high expectations for any community you consider. You should expect amenities related to health care, lifestyle, and social interactions at the community you choose.

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Topics: Senior Living Community

Building Bridges: Presents Brenda

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 20, 2019 1:57:54 PM

“Adventure is worthwhile in itself." -Amelia Earhart

Brenda Heeke and her husband love adventure. Their passion: flying hot air balloons all over California. Her husband would pilot the balloons and Brenda would relish in the natural beauty and diversity of California.

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Topics: LifeBios by Students, Well-Being Philosophy, Age is Beautiful