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Eskaton Village offers a home for your loved ones


MARGIE LUBA, left, and Betty Palladino, right, relax in one of the luxurious cottages at Eskaton Village in Placerville on Sept. 4. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

From page MP18 | September 16, 2013 |

Making that big decision to place a loved one in a care facility can be one of the hardest choices faced by family members and caregivers. But at Placerville’s Eskaton Village, that choice can prove to be both beneficial and helpful to those you love.

“It’ll be five years in December that we opened the lodge here and then the patio homes were built about seven years ago,” said Pamela Dallas, sales counselor. “Then we just opened the cottages this summer. We are really excited about the cottages.”

Cottages range in size from studio models to two bedroom two bathroom units.

According to Dallas, the cottages are for people who are independent and can still live on their own.

“We cover conveniences but not assistance,” she said. “In the cottages, part of the rent covers 45 meals here in our Lodge and weekly housekeeping. We launder the linen and the rent covers utilities. In the Lodge, we have memory care and assisted living and that is more 24-hour, seven days a week provided care.”

On the Eskaton property, located at 3380 Blairs Lane, in Placerville, there are 40 assisted living apartments on the grounds, 24 apartments in memory care, 47 homes and the cottages.

“The benefit of being in this community in the cottages is that someone can maintain their independence,” she said. “They can increase their social interactions, they can receive the benefits of the conveniences that we offer. They can still have autonomy and live the life that they want to live with the peace of mind of knowing that if anything ever happens, they can transition right in here to the Lodge.”

She added, because they know the staff, the move would be less traumatic.

“If you never have to make that move, you’ll be at the cottages enjoying things,” Dallas said. “We have a heated pool and spa. We have a Kroquet court, the putting green … we have wonderful activities here.”

In addition to all that, Dallas said residents can enjoy hearing guest speakers and enjoy various types of entertainment.

She said the cottages feature a washer and dryer, a flat screen TV, private outside entry, driveway, front porch, a little fenced-in front yard and they are pet friendly. There is even a dog park.

Cost to live in the cottages ranges from $2,250 to $3,850 per month and also includes scheduled transportation and other perks.

“We pick them up in a golf cart right at their front gate and take them to the Village Center; we bring them here to the Lodge or wherever they want to go,” she said.

Dallas added that renting a cottage is similar to renting a house or an apartment.

“We don’t look at any income requirements,” she said. “We leave it to the individual and the family to determine if that fits what they want to do and then we go from there.”

She added the facilities at Eskaton Village are full service and it is up to the families to decide what their loved one needs whether or not it involves independent or assisted living.

“Every family wants what’s best for them,” she said. “I tell them that they are putting them in a situation where they receive the best care, the best nutrition, social interaction, and great activities. This is the best environment for them. This is a nurturing, caring environment and you have peace of mind.”

For more information, call 530-295-3400.



Charlotte Sanchez-Kosa



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