Frequently Asked Questions


Find answers to your questions and valuable senior-related resources to help guide you along the way.

What are the differences between Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) and Assisted Living (AL)?

Skilled Nursing Facilities provides short-term rehabilitation and long-term care for seniors who require 24-hour monitoring and medical assistance.

Assisted Living communities provide personalized assistance to residents who are no longer able to live on their own safely but do not require the high level of care. Assistance with medications, activities of daily living, meals and housekeeping are routinely provided.


What can I do following a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or other dementia?

A women caregivers smiling and holding hands of a woman resident.

Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia for yourself of a loved one is life changing. It’s normal to feel a range of emotions. This experience will help you move forward and discover new ways to live a positive and fulfilling life. You are not alone. There are support groups to help cope with the diagnosis. Have more questions for your doctor? Need information about programs offered by Eskaton?


How can I prevent a fall?

Several residents in a fall prevention fitness class

Falls are not a normal part of the aging process but physical changes, health conditions, medication or the environment can increase your likelihood of a fall. Fortunately, there are many things you can do today to help prevent a fall tomorrow.

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