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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 5, 2013 - Eskaton
An innovative program that connects seniors with school children has some Eskaton residents singing and “Skyping” its praises. Read more.