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Eskaton residents featured in Sacramento Bee

Posted by Eskaton on Jun 18, 2019 4:52:31 PM

California is aging and the number of Californians 80 and older will grow by 65% in the next ten years. Eskaton Village Carmichael residents Karen Robison and Karl Bucholz sit down with Sacramento Bee reporter Mila Jasper to discuss their perspective of aging in California and their experience moving into Continuing Care Retirement Community.

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Topics: Information & Assistance, Assisted Living, Independent Living

Gratitude Practices for a Healthy Mind and Body

Posted by Eskaton on Jun 18, 2019 1:51:54 PM

We’re beginning to recognize both how and why gratitude has such profound effects on our physical and mental wellbeing. Not only does being grateful make sense on a gut level, the practice also makes use of hard-wired connections in our mind and body, activating fundamental neurochemical pathways shown to be connected to improve moods. Read on to discover how you can tap into these pathways using simple and meaningful gratitude exercises.We’re beginning to recognize both how and why gratitude has such profound effects on our physical and mental wellbeing. Not only does being grateful make sense on a gut level, the practice also makes use of hard-wired connections in our mind and body, activating fundamental neurochemical pathways shown to be connected to improve moods. Read on to discover how you can tap into these pathways using simple and meaningful gratitude exercises.

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Topics: Wellness Tips

Tips for Finding the Right Assisted Living Community for Your Parents

Posted by Eskaton on Jun 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Finding the right assisted living community for your parents can feel intimidating. After all, both you and your parents want the new community to feel like home. With so much riding on this decision it can be difficult to know where to start. If you and your partner are struggling to determine what elements to focus on in your search, start with these four tips: Look for communities that can support your parents’ uniqueness. Determine which amenities are the most important to your parents. Consider the impact of location. Schedule community tours.  

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Topics: Assisted Living

How to Determine if Your Mom Can Afford a Senior Living Community

Posted by Eskaton on Jun 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM

As you help your mom make plans for her care as she ages you will need to consider a number of factors. The first factor you should consider is the type of care she needs. There are several options for senior care and they are categorized based on the level of care they provide. Once you have an understanding of what your mom needs you should start to look at what she can afford. You can determine if your mom can afford a senior living community by looking at her financial resources and comparing the costs of staying home to that of assisted living. 

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Topics: Senior Living Community

How to Weigh the Different Options for Senior Care

Posted by Eskaton on Jun 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

As you start to investigate the different options for senior care you will find that there are many ways to get the help you need as you age. With so many available options, how do you decide which one is best for you? You have to weigh out a number of factors in order to make an informed decision. The types of care available, your physical needs, the cost of care, and your experience when you go on community tours can all be used to help you weigh the options for senior care.

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Topics: Information & Assistance, Assisted Living, Independent Living

The Art of Learning to Forgive

Posted by Eskaton on Jun 10, 2019 1:41:13 PM

Holding Grudges, Holding Tension

Forgiveness has been a staple of positive psychology for a long time. The popular proverb, “To err is human; to forgive, divine,” has roots in a poem written by Alexander Pope back in 1711. More recently, behavioral science has explored the physiological and psychological effects of holding a grudge.

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Topics: Wellness Tips

What Should I Do If My Parents Don’t Want to Move Into a Senior Living Community?

Posted by Eskaton on Jun 6, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Some aging adults struggle with the idea of moving into a senior living community. There are a lot of changes that come with leaving home and going to assisted living. These changes can be very positive for your parents. Many seniors find that moving into a senior living community provides them with peace of mind, opportunities for social interaction, and a whole host of desirable amenities. If your parents fail to see these benefits then they may be against the idea of making a move. If your parents don’t want to move into a senior living community there are some steps you can take to help them look at moving as a viable option. Start by listening to their concerns about moving. Spend some time talking about the benefits of senior living communities. And, accompany them on community tours once they open up to the idea.

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Topics: Independent Living, Senior Living Community

Processed Foods: What's OK and What to Avoid

Posted by Eskaton on Jun 4, 2019 11:14:49 AM

Processed foods have a bad reputation. It’s blamed for obesity rates, high blood pressure and the rise of type 2 diabetes. But processed food is more than boxed macaroni and cheese, potato chips and drive-thru hamburgers. It may be a surprise to learn that whole-wheat bread, homemade soup or a chopped apple also are processed foods.

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Topics: Wellness Tips

Tips for Helping Your Parents through the Transition into Assisted Living

Posted by Eskaton on Jun 4, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Your parents will likely need your help throughout the process of choosing an assisted living community and then with transitioning into it. Change can be difficult even when the end result is positive. You can help your parents through the transition into assisted living by following the five tips outlined below.

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Topics: Assisted Living

All You Need to Know about Migraine Relief

Posted by Eskaton on May 31, 2019 3:33:24 PM

 

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Topics: Wellness Tips