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Eskaton Blog

Memory Care vs. Assisted Living: Which is Right for Your Parents?

Posted by Eskaton on Nov 7, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Many people are surprised to discover the numerous options available in modern senior living communities. There are communities designed to meet the needs of specific groups of elder adults. For example, independent living communities are designed for seniors who are still independent but want the security and social benefits of living in a community. If your parents are showing signs that they would benefit from some additional support and assistance, you may want to explore the options and find one that suits their current and future needs.

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Topics: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Meet Mark and Barbara

Posted by Eskaton on Nov 4, 2019 1:59:32 PM

“Life is about ideas, opportunity and family." Mark Silzer was born in Chicago and grew up in Blue Island, Illinois. Mark attended Concordia University in Chicago where he met his future wife Barbara. They were immediately smitten. Both were passionate about music, education and their Lutheran faith. They graduated from Concordia in 1969, Mark with a degree in education and Barbara with a degree in music and education.

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Topics: Age is Beautiful

How to Choose A Senior Independent Living Community in Sacramento, CA

Posted by Eskaton on Oct 31, 2019 8:00:00 AM

An independent living community can provide you access to a long list of amenities as well as opportunities to interact with others. You can maintain your independence and gain the peace of mind that comes with knowing help is nearby should you ever need it. There are many different types of senior living communities available in a city the size of Sacramento, CA. How do you choose the one that is best for you?

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Topics: Independent Living, Senior Living Community

How Much Will It Cost for My Mom to Move into Assisted Living?

Posted by Eskaton on Oct 24, 2019 8:00:00 AM

As the adult child of an aging mom, it is natural to want to make sure that she feels safe and has everything she needs. In many situations the best way to do that is to help your mom find a high-quality assisted living community. With assisted living services, your mom will have access to help around the clock, if needed. In addition, services can provide an ideal balance of independence and assistance for elders who need help with just some activities of daily living (ADL). If the time for your mom to move into assisted living is drawing near, the first and most obvious question you likely have is – how much will it cost? The exact numbers will vary depending upon the community you choose, but there are averages that will help you determine which options are reasonable. You also need to consider what expenses (e.g. home maintenance, utilities, groceries, etc.) will no longer be applicable after a move to a community. Once you calculate the real numbers you can start looking at options for helping your mom cover the cost of assisted living.

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Topics: Assisted Living

What are the Signs that My Parents Might Need Memory Care?

Posted by Eskaton on Oct 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Memory care communities provide people living with dementia a secure and supportive place to live. People living with dementia have unique and ever-changing needs because dementia does not follow the same path with every person. If you have a parent who has been diagnosed with a form of dementia, needs help with activities of daily living (ADL), and/or is no longer able to remain safely at home without support, it could be time to consider a memory care community.

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Topics: Memory Care

Are Senior Living Communities Expensive in Sacramento, CA?

Posted by Eskaton on Oct 10, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

There are a number of factors to consider when thinking about moving from your Sacramento home into a senior living community. One factor people often consider at the beginning of the process is cost. Do all the senior living communities in Sacramento, CA cost about the same? Are senior living communities in this area expensive? Getting your questions about cost answered will help you with the process of finding a senior living community that meets your needs.

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Topics: Senior Living Community

4 Quickest Ways to Determine if a Senior Living Community is a Good Fit

Posted by Eskaton on Oct 3, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The search for the right senior living community can feel overwhelming when you look at the large number of communities available. How do you narrow down the options and quickly find a senior living community that is a good fit? The four quickest ways to determine if a senior living community is a good fit is to learn what services it offers, ask about the available amenities, look at the daily programming, and visit the community in person.

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Topics: Senior Living Community

How to Help Your Parents Discover a Senior Living Community They Will Love

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 26, 2019 8:00:00 AM

There are a number of factors to consider as you help your parents search for a senior living community. Location, price, and reputation are all elements that can impact the choice that you and your parents make. Of all the important factors to consider, the way your parents feel about the communities should carry the most weight. If your parents find a senior living community that they love it will make the move and transition much easier. You can help your parents discover a senior living community they’ll love by looking at the medical services, social activities, and amenities that each community offers and matching those up with the needs and desires of your parents.

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Topics: Senior Living Community

Meet our Movement Ambassador: Lonnie Capps

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 20, 2019 4:15:40 PM

“Be happy and surround yourself with people." -Lonnie Capps

Lonnie Capps attributes her longevity to her genes and lifestyle. “I try to always be happy," Lonnie says. "You need to focus on the positive things in your life and not your
aches and pains as you age.” Lonnie loves to be around people, exercise and eat.

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Topics: Age is Beautiful

Wellness Tip: Light and Well-being

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 20, 2019 4:03:09 PM

Did you know that the average person spends 90% of their day indoors? Light is by far the most important way to maintain the body’s daily rhythm. Our bodies need exposure to bright light in the daytime and darkness at night. Indoor lighting becomes even more important as you age because it can impact your overall health, mood and mobility. 

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Topics: Wellness Tips