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First 3 Steps to Take if You are Thinking about Assisted Living

Posted by Eskaton on Dec 5, 2019 9:45:00 AM

As you begin the process of looking into assisted living communities, you will learn a lot about what they offer. Assisted living provides opportunities to connect, learn and have fun with other residents and in the community. Caring for a home and keeping up with all of the responsibilities that come with homeownership can be challenging. Deciding to move into assisted living can help ensure you can live the independent lifestyle you desire with the support you need. These are just a few of the many benefits that older adults find when they make the move into assisted living. If you are considering this option, there are three steps that you should take at the very beginning to help you make an informed decision.

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Topics: Assisted Living

Three Things You Need to Know as You Consider Memory Care for Your Parents

Posted by Eskaton on Nov 27, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Many adult children find themselves looking into senior living communities for their parents. There are a number of different types of communities, and it can be difficult to determine where to start the search. Common options for senior living include independent living communities, assisted living communities, and memory care. Each type of community has unique elements designed to meet the needs of older adults. You can see a comparison of independent living and assisted living communities on the Eskaton blog. Keep reading below to learn the three things you need to know if you are considering memory care for your parents.

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Topics: Memory Care

Assisted Living Communities for Older Adults

Posted by Eskaton on Nov 21, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Assisted living communities are uniquely designed to meet the changing needs of older adults while still allowing for independence. If you are an active older adult who needs assistance in just a few areas, assisted living can provide you with what you need. And, if your needs change in the future, you will be able to get the additional help that you require. Assisted living communities can provide older adults with a variety of opportunities to connect with others, a full events calendar, and the ability to maintain as much independence as possible.

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Topics: Assisted Living

How to Bring Up Assisted Living to Your Parents

Posted by Eskaton on Nov 14, 2019 8:30:00 AM

It can be difficult to broach the subject of assisted living with your parents because you may be concerned about how they will react to the topic. There are a number of ways that you can bring up the option of assisted living in the flow of normal conversation. The key is to talk about assisted living in a way that encourages a conversation your parents can participate in.  

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Topics: Assisted Living

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