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Eskaton Blog

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 the needs of your parent.

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Topics: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Supporting Someone with Dementia at Home

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Deciding how to care for a parent or spouse living with dementia is difficult. You want your loved one to get the support he or she needs and to be comfortable in his/her surroundings. If you have a family member with dementia you may be debating whether home is the best environment, especially if the person lives alone. Currently there is no cure for dementia, but environment and lifestyle play an important role in delaying its progression and maximizing quality of life. It’s important to look at both the needs of your loved one and his/her caregiving situation to truly understand whether remaining at home with support makes the best sense.

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Topics: Memory Care

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

Exploring Dementia Care Options

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Living with dementia can be a difficult journey, both for the person living with the disease and their care partners. There is currently no cure but there are steps you and your loved one can take to live well even with a diagnosis. If you have dementia or have a loved one with dementia it is important that you plan for both present and future needs.

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Topics: Memory Care

Eskaton’s Well-Being Project: Disrupting Dementia

Posted by Eskaton on May 29, 2019 2:19:32 PM

In 2016, Eskaton began an ambitious conversation to think differently about dementia. Working collaboratively with Live Well, formerly the Alzheimer’s Resource Center in Connecticut, we dared to imagine a new way of supporting people living with dementia. We imagined creating communities where relationships flourished and differences are embraced.

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Topics: About Eskaton, Memory Care, Well-Being Philosophy

2017 Walk to End ALZ

Posted by Eskaton on Oct 6, 2017 2:40:21 PM

This year 2,776 walkers in Sacramento came out to support the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The morning air was cool and crisp—a refreshing change from the warm Sacramento summer heat. It was a perfect fall day—the crowd was filled with people wearing purple who were holding forget-me-not flowers that each tell a story. The feeling that day was hope.

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Topics: About Eskaton, Memory Care

Singing to Keep Your Brain Fit

Posted by Eskaton on Dec 15, 2016 8:15:00 AM

by Therese ten Brinke, Project Coordinator

Music transcends language, culture and time. Eskaton residents are sparking new connections using an innovative music platform called SingFit. The music-therapist-designed program was created specifically to keep the mind and body engaged.

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Topics: In the News, Memory Care

Alive Inside: Larry Laughs for the first time in years

Posted by Eskaton on May 6, 2016 12:20:53 PM

Larry, 82, is a retired veteran who served in the Air Force. He loves Aretha Franklin and BB King, but not many people know that. Since moving to Eskaton Care Center Greenhaven in 2012, Larry hasn't talked much. "He had a stroke," said Laura. "I was distraught and didn't know what to do." A support group helped her find Eskaton.

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Topics: In the News, Residents + Staff, Memory Care