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Eskaton Blog

What is the Best Senior Independent Living Community in Sacramento?

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 11, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Sacramento is a wonderful place to spend your retirement years. The mild weather allows residents to enjoy nature all year long. It also offers a wide variety of dining, cultural, and entertainment options. If you are an active older adult looking for a place to move, Sacramento is a city worth exploring. You can find a number of senior independent living communities in Sacramento. Eskaton Monroe Lodge stands out amongst the options as the best independent living community in Sacramento. It has received honors for excellence in senior care and has been listed as one of the best senior living communities in the nation. Two of the factors that help Eskaton Monroe Lodge stand out are its location and long list of amenities.

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Topics: Independent Living

Best Independent Living Communities in Northern California

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 5, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Making the move from your home into an independent living community can be exciting and a little scary-just like any big change. You can minimize the apprehensions you feel about transitioning into independent living by making sure that you are moving into the very best community available. In Northern California there are a number of excellent options for independent living.

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Topics: Independent Living

Is Independent Living Expensive?

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM

There are many older adults who never even consider an independent living community as an option because of the perceived cost. They assume that the costs are simply too high. Before you completely write off the possibility of moving into an independent living community take a little time to look at the real numbers. What is it costing you now to stay home? What will it cost in the future? What is included in the price you pay for an independent living community? Answering these questions with real numbers will allow you to accurately compare the costs of staying home versus moving to an independent living community.

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Topics: Independent Living

Building Bridges Storytelling Project at Eskaton Village Grass Valley

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 1, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Eskaton Village Grass Valley partnered with Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning (SAEL) in Nevada City, CA to create an intergenerational project, called Building Bridges. During a semester long project, high school senior student groups partnered with elders living at the community to document their lives using writing and film.

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Topics: LifeBios by Students, Assisted Living, Independent Living, Well-Being Philosophy

What is the Difference Between Independent Living and Assisted Living?

Posted by Eskaton on Jun 27, 2019 8:30:00 AM

When you start to look at your options for senior living you will find that there are several different types of communities. Understanding the differences between the community types will help you determine which one is the best fit for you. For older adults who are still active two of the top options are independent living and assisted living. Both of these options have unique features to offer residents. Taking some time to learn about independent living and assisted living will give you the information you need to compare the two and make a choice.

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Topics: Assisted Living, Independent 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

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

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

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

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