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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

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

Deciding Between Assisted Living and Memory Care for Your Parent

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM

When it is time for your parent to move to a senior living community you will discover that there are a number of different types of communities available. The communities range from those that will allow your parent to live with a high level of independence to those that can provide assistance with all activities of daily living. The best choice is a community that has the resources to provide the appropriate level of care while allowing your parent to have a high quality of life. Two types of senior living communities that adult children often explore for their parents include assisted living and memory care. You can decide which one is best for your parent by learning about each type of community and comparing what they offer to meet the needs of your parent.

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Topics: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Do All Assisted Living Communities Offer the Same Options?

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 5, 2019 8:00:00 AM

As you navigate the process of looking into assisted living communities you will learn a lot about what they offer residents. You may be asking yourself if there really is a difference between one community versus another. Is it worth the trouble to learn about and tour each place before making a choice? If they all offer the same options then why spend a lot of time making a decision? All assisted living communities that are licensed are required to meet some basic standards in order to operate. Beyond those basic standards you will find that there can be a significant difference in the options offered by assisted living communities. Two of the main differences you will notice between communities are the levels of care and the amenities that are available.  

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Topics: Assisted Living

Are there a lot of Options for Senior Living in Northern California?

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 29, 2019 8:00:00 AM

There are a number of options for senior living in Northern California. In fact, the sheer amount of options can make the prospect of making a choice feel overwhelming. The good news is that it is relatively easy to narrow down your choices based on your particular needs and wants. Senior living communities are separated into categories based on the type of care offered. Four of the main options are independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, and continuing care retirement community (CRCC). Once you know the details of what each type of community offers you can use that knowledge to help you make a decision.

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Topics: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Senior Living Community

Most Important Factors to Consider When Choosing an Assisted Living Community in Northern CA

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Making the decision to move into assisted living will require effort, time, and a lot of thought. Your experience will be unique but there are certain factors that everyone should consider when thinking about assisted living. Three of the most important factors you should consider as you look into the possibility of assisted living include your needs, the options in your area, and affordability.  

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Topics: Assisted Living

91-year-old man and 90-year-old woman tie the knot after two years of dating

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 30, 2019 8:43:42 AM

A Love Story Kindled by 90 and 91-year–old

In 2017, Betty Mills, 88, moved to Eskaton Lodge Granite Bay from Red Bluff to be closer to her daughter. The first Sunday after she moved, Betty gathered the courage to go to church with her neighbors. As she was waiting for the bus, Betty locked eyes with a man sitting on a bench outside the community.

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Topics: Assisted Living, Age is Beautiful, Senior Living Community

Choosing an Assisted Living Community for Your Parents in Sacramento, CA

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Choosing an assisted living community for your parents can feel like an overwhelming and dreaded task. Big changes are often difficult even when the end results are positive. Moving into assisted living can provide your parents with the care they need and an improved quality of life. Once you understand all that assisted living can do for your parents you will find it much easier to choose a community. In Sacramento, CA there are a number of high quality assisted living communities available to choose from. You can narrow the list by looking at the history of the community, the levels of care available, and the amenities offered to residents.

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Topics: Assisted Living

What is the Difference between Memory Care and Assisted Living?

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM

As you start to explore the world of senior living you will find that there are many different options. There are several types of communities to choose from based on the needs of you or your aging parent. Within each category of community there are also choices to make based on personal preferences. Before you can narrow down which community is best it is helpful to understand what differentiates the different levels of support. Two  common options include assisted living and memory care. Finding an option that meets the individual needs of you or your loved one is the most important part.  

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Topics: Assisted Living, Memory Care

How Can I Talk to My Mom About Assisted Living?

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 9, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Opening up the lines of communication about assisted living is difficult in some families. If you have never discussed assisted living or elder care with your mom then you may be concerned about how she will react to the topic. There are many older adults who are resistant to even discussing the options. If you want to broach the topic of assisted living with your mom the best way to start is by listening to her thoughts and concerns on the topic. Once you understand where your mom is coming from then you can talk to her about the burdens than come with staying at home and the benefits offered at assisted living.

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Topics: Assisted Living