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Satisfaction survey results tallied
Eskaton Village Grass Valley to provide more assisted living options

January 14, 2015 - Eskaton Villge Grass Valley

Grass Valley, CA – Eskaton reports good scores on its recent satisfaction survey. “We listen,” said Todd Murch, president and CEO. “Our goal is to exceed expectations. If we aren’t doing that, we make changes.”

The 10-question survey is administered by a third party and validated before it is calculated and reported. Questions measure staff responsiveness, environmental conditions, food quality, service and overall satisfaction. Read more.

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Eskaton gets back into non-medical home care for residents, broader community

December 23, 2014 - Eskaton

Eskaton, a Carmichael-based nonprofit that specializes in wide range of supportive housing and other services for seniors, has launched a new program in non-medical home care.

The company has about 30 senior living communities across the region. They offer everything from independent living to home health, skilled nursing and memory care -- but not the non-medical stuff such as companionship or help with basic activities of living such as eating, dressing and bathing. Read more.

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Eskaton Community Helps Those In Need

November 19, 2014 - Eskaton

The 95 resident of the Eskaton community in Mount Shasta collected and delivered more than 30 bags of food, clothing , and household supplies to help those in need after the Boles Fire in Weed. Read more.

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Unmasked: How California’s largest nursing home chains perform

November 8, 2014 - Eskaton

Eskaton, a Sacramento-based nonprofit, has two of the top-performing facilities in the region, and none of its four facilities had any serious citations over the last three years.

All four are well-staffed compared to most nursing homes in the state. Eskaton’s turnover rate in its skilled-nursing facilities, for instance, was about 21 percent in 2012, compared with more than 70 percent for LifeHouse and Plum.

Todd Murch, Eskaton’s president and chief executive officer, said the company’s ability to retain high-quality staff is “really at the core of excellence.” At Eskaton’s nursing home in Fair Oaks, which recently received the highest five-star rating from the federal government, three of the top administrators have collectively worked at that facility for 22 years, he said. Read more.

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Senior Living Provider Expands Home Care Service Options

September 8, 2014 - Live Well at Home

Eskaton, a senior living provider based in Carmichael, Calif., is expanding the in-home care service offerings of a program that serves seniors who don’t necessarily live within one of the company’s communities.

The Live Well at Home initiative provides an array of services for seniors who have yet to move into an Eskaton community. Read more.

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New Directors to Build Unique In-home Care Model for Live Well at Home by Eskaton

September 2, 2014 - Live Well at Home

Live Well at Home by Eskaton welcomes Tom and Jennifer Bollum as executive directors. The husband-wife duo has a track record of building successful businesses in the Sacramento area.

"One of the most asked for referrals from our 24/7 information line is for in-home care,” said Sheri Peifer, Senior VP, Chief Strategy Officer for Eskaton. “The new Live Well at Home model planned for launch January 2015 will accelerate Eskaton’s ability to provide seamless, coordinated care and support," said Peifer." Read more.

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How to become a champion of technology

August 13, 2014 - Eskaton

Whether your company provides housing or in-home care, you need tools you can count on. Many organizations feel overwhelmed by the processes of adopting new technologies to help improve care delivery, lower expenses, and raise revenue. Decision makers see the benefits of using a variety of technologies, but the idea of institutional change that impacts work flow can be daunting.

"Eskaton is known for embracing emerging technology..." Read more.

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Eskaton transforms aging experience, hires social media director

August 7, 2014 - Eskaton

Eskaton, committed to innovation in a growing industry of services geared towards older adults, hired Director of Social Media Lola Rain to tackle the shift in consumer demands. “We need to differentiate our services to the public where they interact every day, and today media is being consumed in a totally different way,” said Todd Murch, president and CEO of Eskaton. “We want to educate the children of older adults about ways they can help turn the aging experience into a positive and enjoyable one for their parents. Reaching out into the social networks is the place to do this.” Read more.

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Eskaton Completes Eight-Week Trial of Lively's Smart Home Technology; Sets Stage to Offer it to Thousands of Older Adults Through its Home Support Network

August 6, 2014 - Eskaton

Eskaton, a Northern California-based, nonprofit organization that provides services and support for over 14,000 older adults annually, today announced the results of an eight-week trial of Lively's smart home technology. Lively (http://www.mylively.com) uses passive sensors placed around an elderly adult's home to keep tabs on certain daily activity patterns, and automatically notify family members or other designated caregivers whenever something seems amiss.

The purpose of the study was to test the efficacy of Lively in establishing a daily activity ... Read more.

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Eskaton Manor and Lassen Public Health Create Community Garden

July 3, 2014 - Eskaton Lassen Manor

Eskaton Manor and the Lassen County Public Health Department have partnered with a lot of local businesses to create a new community garden in the low-income senior housing complex on North Mesa street in Susanville. The community garden project is an outgrowth of the Public Health Department’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-ed) and the Lassen County Nutrition Action Plan. Read more.

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Eskaton: Senior-care company stresses the importance of healthy aging

May 2, 2014 - Eskaton

Eskaton started its wellness program with a small pilot in 2011 and rolled it out to all 1,346 employees in 2012.

It spends $20,000 a year on the program, plus another $70,000 for wellness bonuses. But the bottom-line value of the program can’t be measured in dollars alone, said Monica Sandgathe, Eskaton’s wellness program coordinator. Read more.

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CCRC Sees Future as Angie’s List of Senior Living

April 2, 2014 - Live Well at Home

For years, continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) have attracted residents based on the services and amenities they offer within their campuses. But for one organization, the overwhelming adoption of a program offered specifically to seniors living outside one of its California communities has led it to rethink the future of its business model.

Carmichael, California-based Eskaton envisions its newly launched Live Well at Home initiative will increase the organization’s staying power and will better position it in a changing marketplace. Read more.

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ARTS - Eskaton Monroe Lodge dining room features limited editions of art by Gregory Kondos

February 14, 2014 - Eskaton Monroe Lodge

Eskaton Monroe Lodge unveiled their remodeled dining room, featuring limited editions of Gregory Kondos’ artwork. Further promoting the deep ties the community has to the Land Park neighborhood, Eskaton staff worked closely with Moni & Gregory Kondos (current midtown residents) to design a “journey though California” art experience. “How much more Sacramento can you get than Kondos,” Tristin Benjamin, Executive Director of Eskaton Monroe Lodge, said. “We are lucky to have received such a gift as working with the Kondos family,” he said. The unveiling was a wonderful... Read more.

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Exposures: I Care: Crafting warmth for newborns

December 8, 2013 - Eskaton Village Carmichael

Marian Thompson sits in her floral armchair, gently tugging on a spool of yarn. Her purple needles work in harmony, stitching a fluffy white baby cap with green Christmas trees and red stripes. At 96, her hands ache with arthritis, but she rarely stops to rest them.

She knits more baby caps than any member of the Kiddie Kaps knitting group at Eskaton Village in Carmichael. Read more.

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Seniors, Children Form Meaningful Connections

November 5, 2013 - Eskaton

An innovative program that connects seniors with school children has some Eskaton residents singing and “Skyping” its praises. Read more.

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Finding a Place Where Mom Can Thrive

October 12, 2013 - Eskaton Village Placerville

Finding a place where mom can thrive with a little help became easy when Eskaton Village Placerville opened its doors. The assisted-living facility’s professional, caring staff make the facility an ideal place to live. Read more.

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Roebbelen Advocates for Eskaton’s Philanthropic Partner Program

September 19, 2013 - Eskaton Foundation

Roebbelen Contracting, Inc. is proud to partner with Eskaton Foundation, the largest nonprofit, community-based organization in the region serving seniors. Their Philanthropic Partner Program allows businesses, like Roebbelen, to help in contributing to the improved quality of life for seniors in the community. Read more.

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In Recognition Of The 40Th Anniversary Of Eskaton Monroe Lodge Independent Living

June 11, 2013 - Eskaton Monroe Lodge

Rep. Doris Matsui -- Mr. Speaker, I rise today in recognition of Eskaton Monroe Lodge as they celebrate their 40th Anniversary. I ask my colleagues to join me in honoring the hardworking staff, volunteers and supporters who have ensured that this fine organization is able to provide valuable senior living and social services to Sacramento's seniors. Read more.

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High-tech devices to meet housing and care needs of older people

May 31, 2013 - Eskaton Village Roseville

Smart vests, ‘granny pods’ and robot friends: is this the future for our ageing population? At Eskaton Village, in Roseville, California, which is home to 115 older people, apartments are fitted with motion sensors which respond to anomalies in residents’ regular routines. Read more.

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Placerville Eskaton Cottages open for business

May 17, 2013 - Eskaton Village Placerville

An anthill of workers and activity bustled around the new cottages at the Placerville Eskaton Village on May 14, landscaping and finishing projects to be ready for the grand opening on Wednesday. Read more.

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“In the Mind of the Beholder” Intergenerational Art Show at Sacramento Gallery

April 26, 2013 - Eskaton

What does happiness look like? How would you visualize happiness if you were six, or eighty-six? Exhibition co-producers, Eskaton, a Northern California aging services provider, and ARTZ: Artists for Alzheimer’s, set out to guide individuals through a process to identify and share what makes them happy.  Read more.

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After a successful pilot, then what?

April 8, 2013 - Eskaton

Like many senior care providers, at the top of our agenda at Eskaton is the pursuit of business initiatives that enable efficiencies, cost control, and better care. For us, technology has been part of the answer. Read more.

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Eskaton Skilled Nursing Centers Rank Among Nation's Best

March 5, 2013 - Eskaton Care Centers

Eskaton’s skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers in Sacramento, Fair Oaks and Carmichael ranked among the nation’s best, according to the “U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Homes 2013” ratings. Read more.

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Holidays can be turning point in decision to move into seniors community

January 6, 2013 - Eskaton Care Centers

During a visit to Sacramento over the holidays a year ago, Nancy Lee Moore started shopping around for a senior residence community that felt comfortable to her. Read more.