Eskaton: Your Partner in Senior Living and Services for Over 50 Years
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Eskaton has been a trusted advisor and provider of senior living and services throughout Northern California since 1968. As a regional nonprofit, we are committed to meeting the needs of older adults and their families with compassion, honesty and collaborative solutions that support their health and well-being. With a comprehensive spectrum of services and a national reputation for innovation, Eskaton remains focused on expanding and improving communities and services for older adults.
Experience the Eskaton Difference
Our unique family of services is what truly sets Eskaton apart. Our communities and care centers provide a wide range of senior living options and services, including independent and assisted living, pre-memory and memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation. Older adults can remain in their own homes for as long as possible with our Home-Based Services, which include both medical and nonmedical levels of care. Eskaton Home Healthcare provides medical services with a physician’s referral and Care Navigators with Live Well at Home are available 24/7 to help families find in-home care options for nonmedical needs. For older adults on limited incomes, Eskaton offers affordable housing options in 13 locations across Northern California.
The Power of Partnerships
As a catalyst for transformative change, Eskaton invests in people and local organizations to reimagine the aging experience. Recently, Eskaton joint-ventured with InnovAge and Adventist Health to bring a new 66,000 square foot PACE Center to North Sacramento. This InnovAge PACE (Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) Center provides access to a comprehensive wrap-around program that provides health care services, social connection and nutritional support to older adults who are on limited incomes and at-risk for institutionalized care. (Call 916-603-5400 or visit innovage.com for more information.)
Our Commitment to Innovation
Eskaton believes in empowering residents by developing living environments that provide them with the highest levels of control and adaptability. To achieve this goal, Eskaton partnered with K4Connect and Amazon Alexa to integrate voice-activated and smart home technology into residential living apartments using everyday devices like lights and thermostats. The integration of voice-control is transforming the way residents, regardless of age or physical ability, interact with and personalize their homes. Nearly 80% of residents use Alexa every day, whether asking to hear a favorite song, setting reminders or turning on the lights when entering a room. For residents with mobility or vision issues, these features are exceptionally useful and easy to use.
Social connection with family and friends continues to be a primary focus. The corresponding K4Connect app provides residents with easy access to community information and their peers, linking them to family, friends and community life. The K4Connect family app also makes it simple for family members to contact loved ones living at Eskaton, check the menu and view the community announcements for themselves.
Beyond our integration of smart home technology, Eskaton has also partnered with SafelyYou to assist care partners in identifying and mitigating fall risk among residents. SafelyYou is an innovative artificial technology (AI) system designed to detect and reduce fall risk for older adults. During the pilot program, this technology reduced the number of unnecessary ER visits for residents by 93% and continues to assist care partners in identifying risk factors that contribute to falls.
We Believe Age is Beautiful
Through photography, filmed interviews and written narrative, Eskaton’s Age is Beautiful public awareness campaign captures the life experiences and wisdom of older adults who still have so much to share. In the words of our CEO, Todd Murch, Age is Beautiful is simply “the retelling of life histories that showcase the resiliency, creativity and authenticity that only life experience can teach.”
In addition to Eskaton’s website and social media channels (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter), our Age is Beautiful profiles can be found in various regional publications like Sactown, Sacramento and Style Magazines. You can also locate these extraordinary stories by visiting ageisbeautiful.org or the Eskaton website.
Community Outreach and Resource Navigation Services
Promoting the health and well-being of older adults throughout Northern California is an important part of Eskaton’s vision of Transforming the Aging Experience. Eskaton’s Community Outreach division and Resource Navigator offer the wider community an extensive library of informational guides, checklists and articles to equip all older adults and their families with empowering information that will help them discover their own needs and preferences, understand which communities and what services are best suited to meet those requirements, and in the planning of transitioning to a community, both physically and financially. These services are offered completely free of charge to all.
If you or a loved one have been considering a move to a senior living community or believe you are in need of senior services, call us at 916-297-6918 or visit our website at eskaton.org to Experience the Eskaton Difference.