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Eskaton Blog

Alexa, Google or Siri: Which Assistant is Right for You?

Posted by Eskaton on May 29, 2019 5:24:32 PM

 

In today's world, technology is evolving so fast making it difficult to keep up with. Even though some of us struggle learning the basic features of our smartphone, our age does not dictate our level of tech-savviness. Plenty of people over the age of 60 are now adopting smart technologies, including voice assistance to control your home and help with everyday tasks such as making shopping lists and ordering dog food. In fact, voice assistance takes little tech know-how to use. 

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Topics: Technology

Eskaton Improves Health Outcomes Through An Innovative Approach to Rehabilitation

Posted by Eskaton on May 17, 2019 9:38:00 AM

Eskaton, a nonprofit community-based organization believes in the importance of aging well and enhancing the lives of older adults through innovative approaches to health and wellness. Recently, Eskaton Care Center Fair Oaks retrofitted its occupational therapy room with a new piece of rehabilitation equipment - a Chrysler PT Cruiser.

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Topics: In the News, Residents + Staff, Technology

Eskaton Deploys Amazon Alexa to 100 Seniors in Assisted Living

Posted by Eskaton on May 14, 2019 4:40:33 PM
Eskaton and K4Connect, a mission-centered technology company, announced an expanded partnership to bring voice assistance to all residents living at Eskaton Village Roseville. Eskaton is the first senior living provider in California to offer the Amazon Alexa to all its residents in one community.
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Topics: In the News, Technology

Eskaton Engages with Young Tech Innovators Working to Disrupt the Aging Experience

Posted by Eskaton on May 9, 2018 2:54:34 PM

Ride Rite from Virginia Tech earned the winning title at the 2017-2018 Design Challenge at Stanford Center for Longevity. The innovative bike handle designed for older adults captured the attention of the judges and attendees at the April 18, 2018, event. Among the judges were Eskaton’s President and CEO Todd Murch and Chief Strategy Officer Sheri Peifer.

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Topics: About Eskaton, In the News, Technology

100 Seniors to Get Connected with Tablets and Smart Phones on May 7

Posted by Eskaton on Apr 30, 2018 2:27:28 PM

Sacramento, CA - Eskaton, a nonprofit community-based organization serving seniors in the Greater Sacramento area for 50 years, is launching a groundbreaking technology solution for seniors living at Eskaton Monroe Lodge, 3225 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, California.

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Topics: In the News, Independent Living, Technology

Eskaton Deploys Home Automation Tool to Help Keep Seniors Connected and Healthy in the Sacramento Region

Posted by Eskaton on Feb 23, 2018 11:52:02 AM

ROSEVILLE, Calif., -- Eskaton, a nonprofit provider of senior services celebrating 50 years in Northern California, recently launched a groundbreaking technology solution at Eskaton Village Roseville. “Eskaton Connect will turn senior living apartments into smart homes allowing each resident to manage their day-to-day activities,” said Sheri Peifer, Eskaton senior vice president and chief strategy officer. “We partnered with K4Connect to customize its platform for our residents to use to turn on and off lights, set reminders, track fitness, video call family and much more.”

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Topics: About Eskaton, In the News, Technology

Senior Approved Apps and Products for Healthy Living

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 29, 2017 10:49:50 AM
Have you ever been recommended a product to help keep you mobile or reduce fall risk? Customer reviews and star ratings are essential tools to making educated decisions on what product is right for you or a loved one. We've gone one step further and asked Eskaton residents which smart phone applications and mobility devices they prefer. Check out this list. 
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Topics: Information & Assistance, Wellness Tips, CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community), Assisted Living, Independent Living, Technology

Shining Light on Eskaton Residents

Posted by Eskaton on May 19, 2017 5:20:49 PM

In February 2016, Hazel Lew, a retiree from Sacramento County, moved to Eskaton Monroe Lodge. Hazel is a graduate of UC Berkeley and  spent over 30 years working for the welfare department, first as a social worker before moving into management.

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Topics: Technology

Circadian Lighting Enhances Residents’ Quality Of Life and Reduces Energy Usage by 22%

Posted by Eskaton on May 19, 2017 11:57:39 AM

For Eskaton, improving residents’ quality of life includes investing in technology. High-tech advancements have the potential to help older adults avoid risks that could potentially lead to injury and a decline in health.

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Topics: Technology

Eskaton Partners with SMUD and Stack Labs to Enhance Comfort and Safety for Older Adults

Posted by Eskaton on May 12, 2017 1:36:04 PM

Eskaton recently partnered with SMUD, a community-owned and not-for-profit electric service, and Stack Labs, whose light bulbs address circadian rhythm, to launch a technology pilot in order to measure the effect of lighting on older adults. The new pilot will shine a light on seniors to measure their sleep quality and reduction of fall risk.

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Topics: Technology