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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

What Are The Age Restrictions In Senior Living?

Posted by Eskaton on Oct 12, 2018 10:49:30 AM


Living in a community surrounded by others in a similar phase of life sounds dreamy, but is it possible? If you have heard of age restricted communities you may question whether it is a legal practice to have an age requirement for residency. Learning the details on age restriction will help you determine if you qualify for residency at the community you are considering. 

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Topics: Assisted Living, Independent Living

Can I Afford to Move Into an Senior Living Community?

Posted by Eskaton on Oct 4, 2018 8:59:14 AM



Moving into a senior living community can positively impact many areas of your life. It provides you with the opportunity to make new connections and establish friendships with other residents. Developing and maintaining meaningful friendships as you age can boost your over-all health and wellbeing. In addition, knowing you are in a place where help is nearby should you ever need it provides peace of mind. Leave the health risks that come with excessive worry and stress behind and choose to live in a community that is staffed around the clock. Sounds good, right? But can you can actually afford it? The answers to the three questions below will help you determine whether or not a senior living community is an affordable option.

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Topics: Assisted Living, Independent Living

WWII Veteran Meets Someone Unexpected at Eskaton Village Grass Valley

Posted by Eskaton on May 29, 2018 6:17:48 PM

Harry grew up in a small logging town in Oregon where food was scarce and rationed. When he turned 18 in the early 1940s, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and headed off to navigation school before being stationed overseas.

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Topics: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Videos, Residents + Staffs

What does Senior Living look like today? It's kind of like a cruise ship on land!

Posted by Eskaton on Dec 11, 2017 11:34:46 AM

It is easy to enjoy an active lifestyle in Nevada County given the ample opportunities for hiking, biking, swimming, boating, tennis, Bocce Ball, snow sports and a great variety of stimulating fitness classes. The City of Grass Valley is even adding pickleball courts at Memorial Park!  Each season offers its own full roster of activities and outdoor fun. Just a few of the types of activities that are beneficial to seniors include:

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Topics: Ask the Expert, Assisted Living, Independent Living

Learn About ADLs and How to Recognize When Your Parent Needs Help

Posted by Eskaton on Dec 6, 2017 3:58:34 PM

Activities of Daily Living, also known as ADLs, are routine tasks people do almost every day without assistance. Although some of these tasks can become more difficult with age, it does not mean that everyone will require assistance when they grow older. However, it is good to familiarize yourself with ADLs just in case a parent or loved one needs a helping hand.

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Topics: Ask the Expert, Assisted Living

Senior Approved Apps and Products for Healthy Living

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 29, 2017 10:49:50 AM
Have you ever been recommended a product to help keep you mobile or reduce fall risk? Customer reviews and star ratings are essential tools to making educated decisions on what product is right for you or a loved one. We've gone one step further and asked Eskaton residents which smart phone applications and mobility devices they prefer. Check out this list. 
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Topics: Independent Living, Information & Assistance, Assisted Living, CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community), Technology, Wellness Tips

When Are The Kids Coming To Eskaton?

Posted by Eskaton on Dec 22, 2016 3:00:00 AM

There are thousands of questions asked at Eskaton every day about meals, clubs, activities, and other fun things. But there is one particular question that has everyone eager with anticipation:

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Topics: Assisted Living

Gaining An Understanding Of Another Generation

Posted by Eskaton on Dec 16, 2016 3:00:00 AM

It’s “visit day” – the day children from local schools parade into Eskaton to read, sing, study, or just share stories with the residents as part of Eskaton’s Kids Connection program.

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Topics: Assisted Living