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How to Choose A Senior Independent Living Community in Sacramento, CA

Posted by Eskaton on Oct 31, 2019 8:00:00 AM

An independent living community can provide you access to a long list of amenities as well as opportunities to interact with others. You can maintain your independence and gain the peace of mind that comes with knowing help is nearby should you ever need it. There are many different types of senior living communities available in a city the size of Sacramento, CA. How do you choose the one that is best for you?

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Topics: Independent Living, Senior Living Community

Unexpected Benefits of Moving to an Independent Living Community

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 19, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Moving to an independent living community comes with a number of benefits. Many people look forward to the freedom that comes with never again having to deal with household tasks such as lawncare. The practical benefits of moving to an independent living community are easy to see. But there are a few unexpected benefits that people often enjoy when they decide to make the move. These include peace of mind, new relationships, and luxurious amenities.

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Topics: Independent 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

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