Senior Living Provider Expands Home Care Service Options

Eskaton, a senior living provider based in Carmichael, Calif., is expanding the in-home care service offerings of a program that serves seniors who don’t necessarily live within one of the company’s communities.

The Live Well at Home initiative provides an array of services for seniors who have yet to move into an Eskaton community. Through its membership-based structure, seniors enrolled in the program can use Live Well at Home to request services like housekeeping, landscaping, financial planners, electricians, even home care aides to help them live independent within their own communities.

Now, Eskaton has increased the program’s offerings for in-home care—one of the most asked about referrals from the company’s 24/6 information line, said Sheri Peifer, senior vice president and chief strategy officer for Eskaton.

“The new Live Well at Home model planned for launch January 2015 will accelerate Eskaton’s ability to provide seamless, coordinated care and support,” Peifer said in a written statement.

Starting in 2015, Live Well at Home will add non-medical home care options as part of its membership services including bathing and dressing assistance, companionship, exercise, grocery shopping, laundry, light housekeeping, assistance with appoints, medication reminders, as well as meal planning and preparation.

Additional services also include assistance with oral and personal hygiene, respite care for family caregivers, transportation, rehabilitation assistance, along with dementia and Alzheimer’s care.

To build the its in-home care model, Eskaton has appointed the husband-wife duo of Tom and Jennifer  Bollum as executive director—each having a successful track record of building successful businesses in the Sacramento area, the company stated in a release.

“We will also provide patient navigators to assist people who are admitted to skilled nursing care and help them transition back to their homes,” said Jennifer Bollum in a statement. “This helps reduce readmissions and improves rehabilitation as well as take the worry and anxiety out of ‘what happens when I go home?'”

Written by Jason Oliva