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Scammers are on the Prowl

Posted by Eskaton on Dec 11, 2018 4:25:50 PM

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.

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Topics: Ask the Expert

Eskaton Urges Families to Look for Signs Senior Loved Ones Might Need Assistance

Posted by Eskaton on Dec 5, 2018 3:33:05 PM

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.

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Topics: Signs it is Time for Help

Maintaining Health & Well-Being in a Changing Reality

Posted by Eskaton on Nov 28, 2018 4:13:42 PM

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.

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Topics: Living with Dementia, Well-Being Philosophy

Homeless Woman Finds Permanent Housing at Eskaton

Posted by Eskaton on Nov 21, 2018 11:16:59 AM

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. 

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Topics: In the News, Residents + Staffs

Nutrition: The Benefits of Vitamin C

Posted by Eskaton on Nov 19, 2018 5:20:43 PM

One of the main reasons people take vitamin C supplements is to boost their immunity. It helps encourage the production of white blood cells, known as lymphocytes and phagocytes, which help protect the body against infections. It also helps white blood cells function more effectively while protecting them from damage by potentially harmful molecules, such as free radicals.

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Topics: Wellness Tips

Tips to Relax and Enjoy Life

Posted by Eskaton on Nov 19, 2018 4:52:38 PM

The hustle and bustle of everyday life can sometimes cause us to forget to step back and smell the roses from time to time. These simple things can decrease stress and make our lives a bit more enjoyable.

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Topics: Wellness Tips

Helping Your Parent Make the Decision to Move into a Senior Living Community

Posted by Eskaton on Nov 15, 2018 3:22:52 PM

The decision to move into a senior living community can be difficult to make. There are a number of factors to consider and multiple communities to choose from. If you have a parent who is wrestling with this decision there are ways you can assist with the process. You can help your parent make the decision to move into a senior living community by providing emotional support, lending your technical expertise and assisting with logistics.

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Topics: Assisted Living, Independent Living

Will Senior Living Cost More than Staying in My Home?

Posted by Eskaton on Nov 13, 2018 9:48:44 AM

A common objection to senior living communities is the perceived cost. The resort-style amenities of a high quality senior living community can make the idea of living in one seem out of reach. But when you compare the true cost of staying in your home you may find that the cost gap is much smaller than you imagined. Elements such as home maintenance, renovations, transportation for medical care and the cost of in-home help can quickly add up if you choose to stay in your home.

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Topics: Assisted Living, Independent Living

Eskaton Examines What it’s Like to Live Well with Dementia

Posted by Eskaton on Nov 8, 2018 10:36:26 AM

Eskaton, a nonprofit with 50 years of experience serving seniors, is working hard at identifying a new language for dementia and Alzheimer's care and is hosting an interactive dementia tour.

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Topics: In the News, About Eskaton, Ask the Expert

Philanthropy: Charitable Giving

Posted by Eskaton on Nov 7, 2018 9:33:14 AM

Philanthropy is a very personal choice and Eskaton believes that anyone can be a philanthropist. Our success in meeting the needs of seniors is based on the generosity of our donors. Learn about charitable giving and annuities.

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Topics: Philanthropy, Information & Assistance, Ask the Expert