Vaccine Clinics are rolling out across Eskaton’s Family of Services
Eskaton‘s continued response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Eskaton began scheduling COVID-19 vaccine clinics in our communities as soon as the opportunity arose. This process was accomplished through the state pharmacy program in collaboration with CVS and Walgreens pharmacies. We have also had county public health and a private health system reach out to assist our staff and residents to obtain a vaccination.
Our first clinic was held at Eskaton Care Center Fair Oaks on Dec. 30th where staff and residents received the first of two doses from Walgreens staff. Since then, all communities have now finished their first clinic and some have completed all three. This includes affordable housing, residential living and care centers. We are very excited to add this option to our toolbox of interventions designed to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We are hopeful that the vaccines will bring us a step closer to opening our communities to family and friends once again.
For more information on the vaccine schedule where your loved one resides, please contact the community directly.
We deliver communication updates twice per month to our residents and their families. We provide weekly communication to our staff via letter, phone or email. These communications are provided below for affordable housing, residential living, rehabilitation and skilled nursing. Virtual tours, and on-site visits, can be scheduled directly with loved ones by contacting the main number at each of our Eskaton communities.
Importance of Partnerships
As part of our local commitment, and to strengthen provider relationships, Eskaton has partnered with healthcare systems to create specialty programs to care for, and rehabilitate, those who test positive for Covid-19. Together, we are providing essential services for those most vulnerable and caring for their specific needs. Currently, our Eskaton Care Center Fair Oaks operates a specialty neighborhood for this purpose with additional COVID care provisions that are provided in other Eskaton locations.
Our communities are ready to welcome you or your loved one home! Please reach out to the Eskaton community in your area to schedule a virtual tour or an on-site visit. To reach our communities, please visit Eskaton Community Locations.
A Message from the CEO
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Affordable Housing (AH)
Eskaton COVID-19 Letter to Residents and Families
Eskaton cares! To support the emotional well-being and physical health of those living at Eskaton owned and managed communities, we have:
- Instituted iWave Air Purification systems throughout residential living and care center communities
- Identified Lead Clinical Quality executive to provide continuous Covid-19 education, regulatory guidance and communication to create safe practices and disciplines across all communities
- Established a centralized PPE storage area ensuring protective equipment is readily available
- Rolled out 1,000 voice-first Alexa devices to connect residents with music, current events and the community
- Provided dozens of tablets to communities to continuously schedule virtual visits with loved ones
- Implemented a new Family App providing connection with their loved ones and programs at the community
- Provide weekly life enrichment engagement toolkits and materials, including virtual and hands-on activities
- Instituted weekly educational communications for staff, residents and families to KEEP IT UP with safe social distancing, wearing masks and hand hygiene
- Implemented generators for foothill communities where power outages have become common (not necessarily Covid-related, but important)
Live Well at Home – Non-Medical Home Care
We continue to follow diligent infection control protocols in each of our communities per CDC and CDPH guidelines.
Protect yourself at home and in the community:
- Practice social distancing (6 feet or more distance from others) when possible. Stay away from anyone coughing or sneezing – particularly, if you do not know the person.
- Practice good hand washing/ hand hygiene frequently.
- If you are sick: Stay home and self-isolate if you have flu symptoms or a fever.
- If you are sick, call the physician, clinic or hospital before you visit them. Do not go to a clinic or hospital with symptoms without calling first – they will instruct you on the proper procedures.
- The CDPH and CDC now recommend the use of a cloth face covering when in public places to limit transmission of the virus.
For more information and resources, visit:
Centers for Disease Control
California Department of Public Health https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx
California Department of Public Health News Release