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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions and valuable senior-related resources to help guide you along the way.

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What are the differences between Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) and Assisted Living (AL)?

Skilled Nursing Facilities provides short-term rehabilitation, and long-term care for seniors who require 24-hour monitoring and medical assistance.

Assisted Living communities provide personalized assistance to residents who are no longer able to live on their own safely but do not require the high level of care. Assistance with medications, activities of daily living, meals and housekeeping are routinely provided.

Eskaton resident with caregiver

Does Eskaton accept Medi-cal for payment?

Eskaton accepts Medi-Cal at our skilled nursing care centers for individuals requiring long-term care.

At Eskaton FountainWood Lodge we offer the Medi-Cal Assisted Living Waiver Program. For more information, please call our FREE Information and Assistance resource specialist at 916-334-1072 or toll-free at 866-375-2866.

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Can I afford senior living?

At Eskaton we understand that everyone has unique circumstances that determine how to best fund senior living services. With careful research and planning, financing senior living does not have to put a strain on resources.

Run the numbers... Download our Cost Comparison Guide to evaluate your at home spendings to the price of living at an Eskaton Assisted Living Community.

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Does Eskaton have free community services?

Yes. We offer FREE Information and Assistance. Navigating age-related concerns and service options can be confusing. Our resource specialists provide information on senior housing and healthcare, and care management referrals, home maintenance, transportation and much more. Call 916-334-1072 or toll-free 866-375-2866 and speak with a resource specialist today!

Also FREE is Eskaton Telephone Reassurance program. Trained volunteers provide daily check-in calls to older adults who live alone or are isolated and would benefit from regular connection to our friendly network of volunteers. For more information, please contact Linda Whiteside at 916-334-1072 or email Linda Whiteside.

Eskaton memory care staff with residents.

What can I do following a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or other dementia?

Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or dementia for yourself of a loved one is life changing. It’s normal to feel a range of emotions. This experience will help you move forward and discover new ways to live a positive and fulfilling life. You are not alone. There are support groups to help cope with the diagnosis. Have more questions for your doctor? Need information about programs offered by Eskaton?

Click here to learn about Eskaton Dawn of a New Day Memory Care Program.

Eskaton assisted living residents on a walk together

Is it time to move to assisted living?

The choice to move into assisted living is as individual as the person making the decision. There is no clear-cut, step-by-step template that tells people exactly when it is time to consider assisted living as a long-term care option.

Click here to learn more and download a helpful checklist.

Eskaton resident at a fall prevention class

How can I prevent a fall?

Falls are not a normal part of the aging process but physical changes, health conditions, medication or the environment can increase your likelihood of a fall. Fortunately there are many things you can do today to help prevent a fall tomorrow.

  • Make an appointment with your doctor to review your medication and to identify any health conditions that may increase your risk of falling.
  • Stay active and keep moving. Physical activity helps to reduce your risk of falling by improving your strength, balance, coordination and flexibility.
  • Schedule your FREE In-Home assessment with our certified care managers for expert advice on how to adapt the environment to reduce your fall risk.
  • Always wear shoes that are properly fitted and sturdy with nonskid soles.

Check out our fall prevention guide/checklist for more information!


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