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How Much Money Does Assisted Living Cost?

Posted by Eskaton on Jun 25, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Assisted living is a great option for many older adults. In assisted living you can get help when you need it but still maintain a level of independence. In addition, there are ample opportunities to connect with others and participate in community recreation events. Many communities also offer a long list of amenities for residents to enjoy. Assisted living has a lot to offer to seniors who are looking for an alternative to staying at home. But, how much does all of this cost? In order to get a true understanding of how much you will spend on assisted living you need to look at what is included in the price, what costs are eliminated when you move out of your home, and how the two numbers compare. Once you have looked into these three elements you will have a much clearer picture of how much money assisted living will cost you.

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Topics: Assisted Living

When Is It Time for Assisted Living?

Posted by Eskaton on Jun 20, 2019 8:30:00 AM

When is it time for assisted living? This can be a difficult question to answer because every person’s situation is unique. But, there are a few factors commonly experienced by aging adults that can indicate that the time has come for assisted living. When you start having trouble caring for your home, experience changes in your physical abilities, or can no longer maintain your preferred lifestyle, it may be time to consider assisted living.

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Topics: Assisted Living

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

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 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

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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How to Find Answers to Your Questions about Assisted Living

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

Making a decision about assisted living is a multi-step process. First, you have to decide if assisted living is the best option for you based on your need for care, your budget, and your lifestyle. Once you come to the conclusion that assisted living is the right choice then you have the task of finding a community. At every stage of this process you will have questions that you need answered. It is important to get your answers from reliable sources so you end up with accurate information. How do you find reliable answers to your questions about assisted living? You can start by talking to friends, loved ones, and/or acquaintances that have experience with assisted living. There are a number of reliable online resources that will provide you with answers to a long list of questions about assisted living. Finally, you can talk to the staff at the communities you are considering and schedule tours.

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Topics: Assisted Living

The True Cost of Care for Your Aging Parents

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

The true cost of care for your aging parents is determined by a number of factors. One of the biggest elements that impacts this cost is the type of care you and your parents choose. Each potential option for senior care comes with its own set of costs. You have to decide which ones you are willing and able to pay. Two popular options for care include staying with family and moving into a senior living community.

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Topics: Information & Assistance, Assisted Living

How Do I Ensure My Parents Consistently Get the Help They Need in Assisted Living?

Posted by Eskaton on May 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

One of the biggest concerns adult children have when their parents move into assisted living is the level of care they will receive. You are in good company if you are concerned about how to ensure your parents consistently get the help they need in assisted living. You cannot be with your parents 24/7 so you are putting trust in the staff at the community to provide your parents with appropriate care. There are some steps you can take to maximize the likelihood that your parents will get the help they need. Start by carefully choosing a community based on as many elements as possible. Once your parents make the move, stay on top of their care by visiting as you are able, and keeping the lines of communication open.

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Topics: Assisted Living

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