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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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Eskaton Showcases Art by Creative Seniors at Traveling Exhibitions

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September 29, 2017

Eskaton, a nonprofit serving seniors throughout Northern California, will be presenting a traveling art show on Saturday, September 30, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Eskaton Village Grass Valley, 625 Eskaton Circle, Grass Valley, CA. The event will showcase artwork created by residents from Eskaton communities around Northern California.

“We have a very popular art program at Eskaton Village Grass Valley that started five years ago,” explained Michele Ozanich, Director of Resident Services. “It is so inspiring to see what the residents can do.”

For those who cannot attend the September 30 “Sip & Stroll” Open House, or want to further support Eskaton artists, there will be another art exhibition on Saturday, October 14, at Eskaton Lodge Gold River, 11390 Coloma Road, Gold River, CA, from 1-3 p.m. Both events include refreshments, hors d’oeuvres and surprises.

No matter someone’s age, “seniors can continue to learn, encourage each other and inspire others,” concluded Ozanich. Read more.

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Senior care facility opens to public The Trousdale in Burlingame begins leasing ahead of grand opening next year

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July 28, 2017

Construction of a Burlingame senior care facility designed to offer specialized care for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of memory loss is on schedule and rooms are already being rented, officials said.

Living space in the Trousdale is available on the market, as the 124-room project adjacent to Mills-Peninsula Medical Center in Burlingame continues to be developed by the Peninsula Health Care District.

District CEO Cheryl Fama said enthusiasm is building as the care center continues to move toward its expected official opening sometime in the early part of 2018. Read more.

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Why light is so important for seniors’ health

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June 5, 2017

Marie Coolidge’s apartment at the Eskaton Monroe Lodge was bathed in soft light on a recent afternoon, her newly installed light bulbs glowing beneath white fabric lamp shades around the living room where she spends most of her time.

The high-tech bulb system, installed last fall at the Land Park senior living community, is designed to provide extra light to residents whose eyesight may be fading as they age. The bulbs change color throughout the day to provide different types of light matching the body’s circadian rhythms, which determine when people should wake, work and rest. The new installation has improved seniors’ moods, helped them sleep and stopped many of them from falling when they wake in the night, according to a study on the project released this spring. Read more.

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Eskaton Village lead housekeeper earns award for outstanding team member

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May, 2017

Candice Nutting, the lead housekeeper at Eskaton Village in Grass Valley, was given the Outstanding Team Member award from the California Assisted Living Association.

Awards were given based on their commitment to providing outstanding, quality care and service to residents in the assisted living communities where they work. Nutting will receive her award on June 5.

According to a release from the association, residents and staff describe Nutting as “quiet and unassuming, never one to seek attention,” yet her contributions to residents’ quality of life, overall community culture, and community-at-large are significant. As captain of the wellness committee, she helps residents, family members, and staff to get involved in healthy activities. In addition, she is described as an active participant in area fundraisers, helping to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure and the Relay for Life, among others. Read more.

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Eskaton Village Carmichael Celebrates 25 Years, Releases Resident Satisfaction Results

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May, 2017

Eskaton Village Carmichael, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), is celebrating its 25th anniversary, as well as outstanding satisfaction results. “We are also celebrating a resident who has called Eskaton Village Carmichael home for the past 25 years,” said Executive Director Greg Klick. “In 1992, Chuck Naegeli was one of the first residents to move in.”

“We did the right thing when we moved here,” noted Naegeli. “The staff has taken good care of me.” After Naegeli attended the 25th anniversary black tie celebration at the community, he decided to throw the staff an appreciation party. Read more.

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When caring for elders, don’t go at it alone

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May 2017

There are resources for care-givers struggling to provide for the daily needs of incapacitated loved ones, said Heidi Richardson, program planner for Senior and Adult Services in Sacramento County.

Richardson suggested a good starting place is the person’s health insurance to find out what it provides to help families caring for those with cognitive impairments. Asking if a case manager is available can save caregivers hours or days trying to research resources.

Adult day care, such as the Eskaton Adult Day Health Center in Carmichael, might be covered.

About half of the program participants of the Eskaton Adult Day Health Center in Carmichael are covered under Medi-Cal, said executive director Daisy Absalon. Another 20 percent get services through Alta Regional Center. The center offers many activities for adults, both for fun and therapy. Most are elderly, but the center serves younger participants as well, Absalon said. Participants currently range in age from 44 to 93.

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