Long-term care is a broad category for skilled nursing care, known by many as nursing homes. Eskaton Care Centers, or Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF), offer both long-term care and rehabilitation for people recovering from an injury or illness. “Contrary to common belief, it’s not just the place we put mom or dad to die,” says Betsy Donovan, Chief Operating Officer at Eskaton. “We want an environment where older adults continue to grow, thrive and enjoy life.”
Eskaton provides all its residents with life enrichment activities from singing and dancing, to brain fitness and games. We teach technology, bake cookies to raise money for children in Africa and attend to the spiritual needs of those we serve. Care Centers provide more than medical support; the staff treats each individual with respect while making sure their identity is honored and personal needs are met. Read more about Eskaton Care Centers and watch a video.
Each Care Center offers the Eskaton Spiritual Care Program which includes chaplaincy assistance, therapeutic music and a special volunteer-driven program called “No One Dies Alone.” The Spiritual Care Program aims to support and enhance the spiritual and emotional lives of our seniors. Read more.
To date, volunteers have made over 1.6 million phone calls. Eskaton has dozens of volunteer opportunities for people of all ages, from students to retirees. Come help us make a difference in the lives of older adults. Learn more.
Although one in three people over the age 65 fall each year, falling is NOT a normal part of aging. By paying close attention to your diet and the medication you take, as well as staying active and keeping your home clear of trip hazards, you have the ability to reduce your fall risk. The first step is to understand your risk of falling and what steps you can take to avoid an injury. Please take a moment to download the Balance magazine and complete the self-assessment worksheets on pages 5, 9 and 21. Click here to get your free copy.
Changes in muscle strength and balance can occur with age, but exercise can nearly reverse these age-related changes*, leading to a healthier and longer life. Click here to watch this short video and read the list of simple exercises you can incorporate into your daily routine.*Fall Proof, 2015