Eskaton in the News

Eskaton in the News

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Eskaton people and programs that are making news.

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InnovAge intends to open new PACE center in Sacramento, Calif.

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October 24, 2018

The Sacramento center is in partnership with Adventist Health and Eskaton; InnovAge and Adventist Health also agree to grow PACE throughout the state

InnovAge today announced with Adventist Health and Eskaton their shared intent to partner in bringing a new Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) center to Sacramento, Calif. InnovAge and Adventist Health are also exploring an expanded partnership to bring PACE to several other California communities. PACE is an alternative to nursing homes, designed to keep seniors living in their own homes and communities for as long as safely possible. Participants are primarily dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.

In addition to its operations in four other states, InnovAge currently operates a PACE center in San Bernardino, Calif.

“For more than 20 years, PACE has been the core of our business,” said InnovAge CEO and President Maureen Hewitt. “Our passion and mission at InnovAge is to provide services to the most vulnerable seniors to help them age in their own homes with dignity. We look forward to collaborating with Adventist Health and Eskaton to bring PACE services to seniors in the Sacramento area, and we are excited to work with Adventist Health to reach more seniors throughout the state of California.” Read more.

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Local Volunteer Group Connects with Isolated Seniors through Daily Phone Calls

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September 19, 2018

Far too many times senior citizens are forgotten but one volunteer program is looking to keep elderly people connected one phone call at a time.

When Karen Staydohar volunteers at Eskaton, she spends most of her time on the phone, hoping to make a friend at the other end of the line.

Eskaton Telephone Reassurance connects isolated senior citizens on the phone with a volunteer for routine check-ins or just to talk about their day.

“We as volunteers are giving back but what we get back is tenfold what we give,” Staydohar said. Read more and watch news video.

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This Phone Line Is Improving The Health And Happiness Of Hundreds Of Seniors

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September 7, 2018

“Our volunteers are mostly seniors themselves – some who once made calls are now receiving calls!”

Recent studies show that loneliness and isolation are leading contributors to decline, both mentally and physically, in seniors. As one study conducted by the University of California, San Francisco found, those age 60 and older who reported feeling lonely saw a 45 percent increase in their risk of death, while isolated respondents had a 59 percent greater risk of mental and physical decline than their more social counterparts. However, one senior care facility in Sacramento offers a program which provides critical socialization services, enabling seniors to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. Read more.

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Eskaton Lifts the Spirits of Lonely Seniors One Phone Call at a Time

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August 27, 2018

For more than two decades, Eskaton, a nonprofit organization serving seniors for 50 years, has reached out to homebound and isolated seniors via its Telephone Reassurance program. The program consists of volunteers who contact seniors to check up on them and provide an opportunity to socialize.

“Older people who are lonely are more likely to develop dementia than their more socially connected peers. In fact, studies show loneliness has physical effects that are among the most problematic in modern medicine,” said Linda Whiteside, Telephone Reassurance program manager with Eskaton. “Social connections formed between volunteers and the 700 Telephone Reassurance participants go a long way to reduce health risks and bring peace of mind to seniors and their family members.”

To date, Eskaton volunteers have made more than 1.6 million phone calls. Read more.

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Eskaton Village Celebrates with a Luau

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August, 2018

Eskaton Village Placerville ended summer with a big Luau celebration for its residents on Monday, Aug. 6. Residents were greeted with leis and aloha dancers performed a Hawaiian dance from all the major Polynesian island cultures. Residents also enjoyed the roasted pig feast. For more information on Eskaton Village Placerville, call Jane Young, director of resident services, at (530) 295-3400Read more.

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Eskaton Responds to the Caregiver Shortage by Launching Live Well at Home Caregiver Academy

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July 23, 2018

Live Well At Home, Eskaton’s in-home care agency, introduces people to a caregiving career through its new training program.

Eskaton, a nonprofit organization serving seniors for 50 years, focuses on innovative solutions to workforce development challenges. One area of focus is the lack of qualified caregivers to provide in-home services to the aging population and people with disabilities.

“It is a challenge to find enough caregivers to meet the demands of the market,” said Tom Bollum, Executive Director at Live Well at Home by Eskaton.

Of the 10,000 Baby Boomers who turn 65 every day, more than half will eventually need some form of long-term care. According to the Chicago Tribune, the shortage of caregivers has reached a crisis level. Providers across the country are routinely reporting they can’t find and retain enough direct care workers.

The Caregiver Academy is designed to attract and train those with a heart for caring,” said Bollum. “Attendees must first be accepted into the program. Then they will learn crucial caregiver skills, personal care, activities of daily living (ADLs), nutrition, food safety and dementia care.” To pre-qualify for this free training, each applicant must first complete a California Home Care Aide registration and Live Scan. Read more.

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LeadingAge California Recognizes Eskaton With Two Prestigious Awards

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Eskaton receives Best Practices/Innovation and Grassroots Advocate of the Year awards from LeadingAge California, the state’s leading advocate for quality, not-for-profit senior living and care.

“To be entrusted with the care and support of older adults is a privilege. The Innovation/Best Practices and Grassroots Advocate awards demonstrate our belief in continuing to provide the best possible services we can for seniors,” said Todd Murch, President and CEO, Eskaton.

LeadingAge California represents nearly 600 nonprofit providers of senior living and care – including affordable housing, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living, skilled nursing and home and community-based care. Read more.

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New Effort Aimed At Helping People With Developmental Disabilities Find Work

May 16, 2018

There’s a new effort underway to create job opportunities for young adults with autism.

A group of assembly members at the State Capitol are working on a bill to help people with autism find employment. According to those lawmakers, only six percent of young adults with autism are employed in California.

Assemblywoman Rubio works to create more job opportunities for people living with Autism. View press release video.

Edwards has been working at an elderly care facility for a year, and most recently at Eskaton in Roseville.

“I don’t know if I could ever have much more fun than this,” he said.

“The ultimate goal is to give them the self-esteem, they need to be able to move onto other careers,” said Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio. View video and read more.

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100 Seniors to Get Connected with Tablets and Smart Phones

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May 7, 2018

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.

“Eskaton Connect turns senior living apartments into smart homes and communication hubs, enabling each resident to experience more comfort, and engage with family and their community,” 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, promote life enrichment and much more.” Read more.

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Officials ink deal to save popular Burlingame gym

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May 1, 2018

A popular senior gym and health facility in Burlingame will keep running, as health care officials finalized a deal preserving the center once threatened to be shuttered.

The Peninsula Health Care District Board of Directors approved an agreement designed to maintain the health center on district land at 1875 Trousdale Drive, which was facing closure when Sutter Health officials announced interest in pulling the plug.

Officials from the health care district have since scrambled to preserve the facility, leading to a tentative agreement last month with nonprofit Eskaton to take over operations for the exercise and wellness programs. Under the most recent approval, details of the Eskaton arrangement were finalized. Read more.

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Eskaton Ignites Potential Through Workforce Development Opportunities

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April 27, 2018

Eskaton partners with California Conservation Corps, Pride Industries, CCC Foundation and Alta California Regional Center to help train people with disabilities.

Eskaton, a nonprofit community-based organization serving seniors in the Greater Sacramento area for 50 years, is teaming up with a number of workforce development organizations to help train people with disabilities. Project visionaries, Dr. Lou Vismara, M.D. and Michael Bernick, Esq., invited Eskaton to spearhead this endeavor. Read more.

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Eskaton examines Activities of Daily Living and the needs of seniors

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February 23, 2018

Eskaton explores the six most common Activities of Daily Living and offers education to adult children on recognizing signs of when an aging parent needs assistance.

Eskaton, a nonprofit community-based organization serving seniors in the region for 50 years, is reaching out to family caregivers and children of older adults to offer education and support. Read more.

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Tech Beat: Reemo, K4Connect K4Connect and Eskaton Partner to Deploy Connected-Life Tech in California

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January 24, 2018

California-based Eskaton, a nonprofit community-based senior living provider, and North Carolina-based K4Connect, a mission-centered technology company, recently announced a strategic partnership to deploy K4Connect’s senior living solution, K4Community, in communities throughout California.

Specifically, K4Community will be integrated into 10 of Eskaton’s planned and existing senior living communities in 2018.

K4Community permits residents to manage several aspects of their lives, including more responsive and personalized living environments, the streamlined capability to connect with loved ones and other residents, and the ability stay up-to-date with the latest events, dining, wellness programs, and community news. K4Community also provides staff in-depth management and analytics tools. Read more.

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Hip Airbags Aim To Save Seniors’ Lives

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January 19, 2018

Numbers show 1 in 4 seniors who break their hips die within a year. It’s one of the most common and devastating injuries among the elderly.

Recently, CBS13 profiled a product out of France aimed at breaking those falls. Now, a similar airbag technology is taking shape in the U.S., and it’s being tested out by a group of seniors in Carmichael, and they say they’re happy to be part of the solution.

Being active is a big part of Yen Lu Wong’s life, but at 75 years old, the retired dance professor realizes the risks that come with it.

“Falling could really change our lives,” said Wong.

She is one of about a dozen residents at Eskaton Village Carmichael retirement community helping to soften the blow.

It’s called Active Protection and is a wearable smart belt, similar to one featured at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month, that deploys airbags when a fall is detected. Read more.

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K4Connect and Eskaton Announce Partnership to Deploy Connected-Life Technology in Multiple Locations Throughout California

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January 17, 2018

Eskaton, a nonprofit community-based senior living provider offering innovative housing, healthcare and social services, and K4Connect, a mission-centered technology company, have announced a strategic partnership to deploy K4Connect’s senior living solution, K4Community, in communities across California. K4Community will be integrated into 10 of Eskaton’s existing and planned senior living communities throughout 2018.

Eskaton’s multi-community rollout of K4Community highlights its continued commitment to providing life-enriching programs and innovative health and wellness initiatives for residents. Read more.

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Eskaton Recognized as Top Senior Care Provider in the Nation

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January 04, 2018

Eskaton communities recently ranked among the Best Nursing Homes in America by US News and World Report and received an abundance of honors from local publications and online review websites.

Eskaton, a non-profit community-based organization serving seniors in the Greater Sacramento area for nearly 50 years, recently garnered a slew of top honors from a multitude of organizations. US News and World Report included Eskaton Care Center Fair OaksEskaton Care Center GreenhavenEskaton Care Center Manzanita and Eskaton Village Carmichael Care Center in its Best Nursing Homes in America list. Read more.

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Eskaton Kids Connection Combats Loneliness by Introducing Elementary Students to Seniors

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“When a child walks into a room with older adults, the smiles are heartfelt.”

December 13, 2017

Isolation and loneliness contribute to many illnesses, such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s and dementia. According to Medical News Today, loneliness can alter immune system cells in a way that increases susceptibility to illness and premature death. To combat this, Eskaton, a non-profit community-based organization serving seniors in the Northern California, created its Kids Connection program. Read more.

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Homeless Navy Vet Given Apartment in Senior Community PLACERVILLE — After being homeless for nearly five years, Keith Lozier has a place of his own.

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November 20, 2017

Lozier calls himself a “happy country hippie,” smiling and waving at people at a Cameron Park shopping center. That shopping center parking lot was Lozier’s home for years, and few people knew he was a U.S. Navy veteran.

“I figure I was going to die in a tent for the longest time,” Lozier said.

With the help of several VA groups, volunteers, and donations, Lozier is now an official resident at Eskaton Senior Apartments in Placerville. Read more and watch news video.

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Who’s Shining in Senior Living? Caring.com Announces 2018 Award Winners

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November 9, 2017

Today, 267 independent and assisted living communities, skilled nursing facilities, and care homes across 40 states are receiving the “Caring Stars of 2018” distinction from Caring.com, a Senior Housing Forum partner. And it’s only fitting: this year’s theme for National Family Caregivers Month, Caregiving Around the Clock, is exactly what these top-rated senior living communities are doing every day.

Eskaton, with 23 winners. Read more.

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