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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

Are Senior Living Communities Expensive in Sacramento, CA?

Posted by Eskaton on Oct 10, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

There are a number of factors to consider when thinking about moving from your Sacramento home into a senior living community. One factor people often consider at the beginning of the process is cost. Do all the senior living communities in Sacramento, CA cost about the same? Are senior living communities in this area expensive? Getting your questions about cost answered will help you with the process of finding a senior living community that meets your needs.

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Topics: Senior Living Community

4 Quickest Ways to Determine if a Senior Living Community is a Good Fit

Posted by Eskaton on Oct 3, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The search for the right senior living community can feel overwhelming when you look at the large number of communities available. How do you narrow down the options and quickly find a senior living community that is a good fit? The four quickest ways to determine if a senior living community is a good fit is to learn what services it offers, ask about the available amenities, look at the daily programming, and visit the community in person.

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Topics: Senior Living Community

How to Help Your Parents Discover a Senior Living Community They Will Love

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 26, 2019 8:00:00 AM

There are a number of factors to consider as you help your parents search for a senior living community. Location, price, and reputation are all elements that can impact the choice that you and your parents make. Of all the important factors to consider, the way your parents feel about the communities should carry the most weight. If your parents find a senior living community that they love it will make the move and transition much easier. You can help your parents discover a senior living community they’ll love by looking at the medical services, social activities, and amenities that each community offers and matching those up with the needs and desires of your parents.

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Topics: Senior Living Community

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

Amenities You Should Expect at a Modern Senior Living Community

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Miriam-Webster dictionary defines an amenity as something that helps to provide comfort, convenience, or enjoyment. Modern senior living communities offer residents a wide range of amenities that fit within this definition. This is great news if you are thinking about moving into senior living because it means you can have high expectations for any community you consider. You should expect amenities related to health care, lifestyle, and social interactions at the community you choose.

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Topics: Senior Living Community

Costs of Senior Living Communities in Northern CA vs. Costs of Living at Home

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

Northern CA is a wonderful place to live. The natural beauty, temperate weather, and rich history make this region an excellent choice for retirement. But, California is also known to be an expensive place to live when compared to other parts of the country. If you are in retirement and want to stay in Northern CA then you must consider the cost of your living arrangement. Two of the most common living arrangements for senior adults are senior living communities or staying at home. Both of these options come with costs. You will have to compare real numbers in order to decide which of these options is best for you.

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Topics: Senior Living Community

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

How to Determine if Your Mom Can Afford a Senior Living Community

Posted by Eskaton on Jun 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM

As you help your mom make plans for her care as she ages you will need to consider a number of factors. The first factor you should consider is the type of care she needs. There are several options for senior care and they are categorized based on the level of care they provide. Once you have an understanding of what your mom needs you should start to look at what she can afford. You can determine if your mom can afford a senior living community by looking at her financial resources and comparing the costs of staying home to that of assisted living. 

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Topics: Senior Living Community

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