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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


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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

Unexpected Benefits of Moving to an Independent Living Community

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 19, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Moving to an independent living community comes with a number of benefits. Many people look forward to the freedom that comes with never again having to deal with household tasks such as lawncare. The practical benefits of moving to an independent living community are easy to see. But there are a few unexpected benefits that people often enjoy when they decide to make the move. These include peace of mind, new relationships, and luxurious amenities.

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Topics: Independent Living

Wellness Tip: Sit Less. Move More.

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 13, 2019 5:06:00 PM

“We have a brain for one reason and one reason only—and that is to produce adaptable and complex movement.”   –Daniel Wolpert

Did you know that physical activity has dropped by 32% in the United States in two generations? Vehicles, machines and technology now move for us. Sedentary lifestyles
are normal in today’s society, but evolution designed humans to move.

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Topics: Wellness Tips

Deciding Between Assisted Living and Memory Care for Your Parent

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM

When it is time for your parent to move to a senior living community you will discover that there are a number of different types of communities available. The communities range from those that will allow your parent to live with a high level of independence to those that can provide assistance with all activities of daily living. The best choice is a community that has the resources to provide the appropriate level of care while allowing your parent to have a high quality of life. Two types of senior living communities that adult children often explore for their parents include assisted living and memory care. You can decide which one is best for your parent by learning about each type of community and comparing what they offer to meet the needs of your parent.

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Topics: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Although Ballet Experience is Not Necessary; Movement is Required

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 11, 2019 11:39:53 AM

Eskaton partners with Kaiser Permanente and Sacramento Ballet to provide balance classes to the community. “Be happy and surround yourself with good people,” says Lonnie Capps, resident. Residents from Eskaton Monroe Lodge attend the weekly balance class every Wednesday morning. 

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Topics: Wellness Tips, Age is Beautiful