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Eskaton

 
Overview
Eskaton is northern California’s leading provider of innovative health, housing and social services for seniors. Founded in 1968, the nonprofit company’s service continuum encompasses:
  • Retirement communities offering multiple residential and service options
  • Affordable senior apartment communities
  • Apartments for independent living with services
  • Assisted living
  • Assisted living – memory care
  • Rehabilitation and skilled nursing care
  • Home care services
  • Adult day health care
  • Senior moving consultation and coordination
  • Senior care consultation and coordination
  • Telephone reassurance and home visitors
  • Senior information and assistance


Plans for Eskaton Village retirement communities are underway in the California cities of Indio as well as in Reno, Nevada.

The Eskaton corporate offices are in Carmichael, a Sacramento suburb.
Benefits
January 1, 2007 was a landmark day as a new employee health, vision and dental insurance program began, enabling Eskaton to provide benefits at a cost affordable to all employees. An Employee Advisory Committee, representing all of Eskaton’s service lines, played a significant role in restructuring the benefits plan and will monitor the plan’s implementation. Our benefit packages recognize how important our employees are to us. We care about the financial security, health, and well-being of you and your family. We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees. A general list of benefit offerings include: Health and Well Being Benefits Medical, dental, and vision insurance Life and AD&D insurance Long-term disability Sick leave/short-term disability Employee assistance program Employee recognition program Retirement Benefits Retirement plan Supplemental retirement plans Vacation and Time Off Paid vacation Paid time off for holidays Jury duty pay Leaves of absence Extra benefits offered by various facilities may include: Sign-on bonus Cafeteria discounts Direct deposit Credit union membership Entertainment discounts
Vision

Eskaton’s primary mission is to
enhance the quality of life of seniors
through innovative health housing and social services.

Our prime values are:
  • Client satisfaction
  • Employee satisfaction
  • Quality
  • Market leadership
Quality First

In 2003, the Eskaton Board of Directors signed the AAHSA Quality First covenant signifying Eskaton’s commitment to achieving excellence in the quality of care and services provided to consumers and to earning the public’s trust. As a member of AAHSA, we believe we have a special stewardship responsibility to maintain:
  • Continuous quality improvement
  • Public disclosure and accountability
  • Consumer and family rights
  • Workforce excellence
  • Community involvement
  • Ethical practices,and
  • Financial integrity
People
Eskaton’s ability to provide outstanding services to its residents and clients depends on its employees. Eskaton has established a working environment in which employees feel they are an essential part of the Eskaton family. An emphasis on training and promotion opportunities characterize the Eskaton culture. This is reflected in the following comments from Eskaton’s 2004 Employee Satisfaction Survey.
  • I feel like I belong to a whole new family. I look forward to coming to work.
  • I love the environment at Eskaton. It is so relaxed.
  • I appreciate the opportunities for professional growth and the freedom to create new programs and services that have a positive impact on Eskaton.
  • The people working here seem to really care about the participants and staff. The people work together and address issues.
  • Positive atmosphere towards patient care. Although realistic about possible outcomes, all staff are helpful to patients, encourage patients.
  • We have some very outstanding and extremely caring employees, especially in our skilled nursing and I'm so proud to work for the same company as they do.
  • Employees are recognized for doing a good job.
  • I feel they always want to keep their employees educated. I love how they always offer classes at corporate and they have consultants come in frequently which can also be used as a resource.
  • (New Hire) Orientation was great, lots of helpful information.
Services
Eskaton Villages offer several residential options and service levels (e.g. independent living, independent living with services, assisted living, memory care, and/or nursing care) in a single campus-like location. These communities focus on wellness, independence and aging-in-place. Each Village has a fitness center with indoor pool; a wide range of social and recreational opportunities are available.

Eskaton Lodges are residential living communities that blend private accommodations (apartments and private rooms) with services that enable each individual to remain as independent as possible. The specific services vary from one Lodge to another but may include independent living with services, assisted living and/or memory care.

Eskaton Manors are affordable apartment communities for seniors with limited incomes. Designed for independent living, these communities provide professional management, maintenance and assistance with accessing community resources to meet residents’ needs. Residents do their own shopping, meal preparation and housekeeping. Rental subsidies are available for qualified individuals.

Eskaton Care Centers provide specialized twenty-four hour nursing care that includes short-term rehabilitation; skin and wound care; IV therapy; respiratory therapy; pre- and/or post-surgery care; long-term care for chronic conditions, end-of-life care and respite care.

Eskaton Home Care services include skilled nursing, therapy (physical, occupational, speech), medical social work, homes health aides, homemakers and companions.

Eskaton’s Adult Day Health Care Center promotes the independence and well-being of clients while postponing or preventing hospitalization or long-term care facility placement. The plan of care developed for each client may include social, recreational, nursing, personal care and/or therapy services. A hot noon meal and snacks are part of the program. Assistance with transportation arrangements is also provided.

Eskaton’s Aging Matters program supports older adults and their family members in facing difficulty decisions about senior care. The Aging Matters staff can assist in explaining all available options, resources and services, thereby enabling the people involved to make the best possible choice. The staff can also provide ongoing care coordination and supervision.

Eskaton’s Moving Connections program recognizes that moving to a new home can be stressful for an older adult; downsizing and parting with a lifetime of memories are often overwhelming. Moving Connections staff can guide the older adult and/or family members through this transition by coordinating all or part of the relocation activities.

Eskaton’s Senior Connection provides telephone-based information and assistance to older adults, their family members and caregivers on a wide range of topics of concern to elders including health, housing, insurance, consumer issues, out-of-home placement, in-home care, affordable services, recreational opportunities, volunteerism, etc. Community education classes and appointments with elder law attorneys are also available. These services are free-of-charge.

Eskaton’s TLC telephone reassurance and home visitor program makes daily calls (including weekends and holiday) to isolated seniors to check on their well-being and provide social contact. Scheduled home visits are also part of the TLC program. These services are free-of-charge.