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Eskaton Blog

How Do I Find Out Which Senior Care Community Ranks the Highest?

Posted by Eskaton on May 2, 2019 8:30:00 AM

 

Taking the time to look at the ratings and reviews of any senior living community you and your parent are considering can help in the decision making process. The community your parents move into will have a direct impact on their daily life for the entire time they live there. Making an informed decision based on reliable information can help ensure that they have the best experience possible. Your parents will likely need your help to determine which senior care community ranks the highest in the area where they want to live. There are a number of resources online that can provide you with information about senior living communities. In addition to online resources, talking to others about their experience with senior living can help you and your parents find the place that will meet their needs and expectations.

Online resources

Online is a great place to start looking for information about senior care communities. There are a lot of different publications and websites that rank senior care communities. One well-known and valuable resource is Caring.com. You can search by state and county to find out if any communities in your area have a top rating from this website. The ‘Caring Star’ from Caring.com is awarded to America’s top-rated senior living communities. 

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Topics: Assisted Living

Eskaton Certified as a Great Place to Work®

Posted by Eskaton on Apr 30, 2019 3:12:09 PM

The Great Place to Work Institute has honored Eskaton with certification as a Great Place to Work. Through the certification process, more than 1,250 employees were surveyed from across Eskaton’s locations. Great Place to Work, an independent research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning. Rankings are based on employees’ experiences, no matter who they are or what they do.

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Topics: In the News

What Can I Do to Make My Dad’s Transition into Assisted Living a Good One?

Posted by Eskaton on Apr 30, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Being concerned about how your dad will handle the transition into assisted living is a normal part of the process. Change can be difficult even when it is positive change. Fortunately, there are some ways you can help make your dad’s transition into assisted living a good one. You can start by helping him develop accurate expectations about the move. Other ways you can help include pointing out the positives of assisted living and visiting every chance you get.   

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Topics: Assisted Living

How Do I Help My Parents Understand the Benefits of Assisted Living?

Posted by Eskaton on Apr 25, 2019 9:00:00 AM
There is a long list of reasons why your parents may not want to consider senior living. The thought of trying to sort through all the information about retirement communities can feel intimidating. Not really knowing what it is like inside of an assisted living community may also be holding your parents back. If you want your parents to consider a move, you need to be strategic with your approach.
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Topics: Assisted Living

I’m Not Sure if Assisted Living is the Right Option. How Do I Figure that Out?

Posted by Eskaton on Apr 23, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Knowing when to make the transition from living at home to assisted living can be difficult. There is no one-size-fits-all formula for making that decision. Your age, mobility, health, and family situation all impact the timing of that type of move. While there is no exact formula, there are some steps you can take to determine if assisted living is the right option at this point in your life.

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Topics: Assisted Living

Are There Any Real Differences Between the Various Senior Living Communities?

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

A basic online search will reveal that the options for senior living communities in Northern California are numerous. There are independent living communities, assisted living communities, memory care, and continuing care retirement communities (and a few others not mentioned here). The number of options may have you wondering if there any real differences between these various types of communities. Or, are they simply different names to describe the same thing? There are, in fact, some major differences between the various senior living community options. Understanding these differences can help you know where to start looking for a community that works for you.

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Topics: Independent Living

What are My Options for Assisted Living?

Posted by Eskaton on Apr 16, 2019 9:00:00 AM



The options for assisted living are more numerous today than they were in the past. There is no longer only one choice for senior living. You can pick and choose between the different senior living communities based on elements such as amenities and locale. In addition, the traditional standalone version of assisted living is no longer the only option out there. You can also find assisted living options within a continuing care retirement center (CCRC). Both of these options can provide you with an environment that meets your physical and social needs. 

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Topics: Assisted Living

How Do I Tell Which Senior Living Community is Right for Me?

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



Choosing a senior living community can be an exciting process. Moving into a senior living community will allow you to meet new people, have new experiences, and get the help you need along the way. But, many seniors start the process of looking for a senior living community and realize they have no idea how to tell which one will be the best fit. If you find yourself asking, ‘How do I tell which senior living community is right for me?’ then you have come to the right place. Keep reading to learn about the elements to consider in order to discover the community that is the best fit.

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Topics: Independent Living

Recognizing Eskaton Volunteers

Posted by Eskaton on Apr 9, 2019 1:47:55 PM

Volunteerism isn't so much about what you do, it's all about who you are. At Eskaton, our 2,600 volunteers each year invest their time, talent and compassion in a variety of beautiful ways. 

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Topics: Philanthropy, Videos, Testimonial, Age is Beautiful

I'm Concerned about the Care My Mom Will Get in Assisted Living

Posted by Eskaton on Apr 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM

If your mom is getting to the place where she wants and/or needs to move into a senior living community you are likely experiencing a range of emotions. It is a normal part of the process for the senior adult and close family to take a little time to figure out how to embrace the reality of this type of move.

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Topics: Information & Assistance, Assisted Living