Eskaton needed to be renovated. There weren't any activities happening when we went there, and the residents were in their rooms or eating. Everything looked like it was from the early '90s, was older, and the rooms were smaller. Eskaton was discounted and cheaper, but fairly hard to get to.
Eskaton FountainWood Lodge offers a rural, pastoral setting very close to Hazel Ave in Orangevale. Our residents love the patio, gardens, large trees, and fresh air. The entry way opens up to a large living room area with sky lights and a grand piano that is used often for recitals by local students and professional musicians. It is always energizing to walk in and see the older adults enjoying the music and company. Tuesday afternoons you will find a group of knitters teaching each other how to make blankets and clothing. In fact, one of our newest knitters is over 100 years old. She was taught by the activity director and now she makes new born caps by the dozen. Eskaton FountainWood Lodge isn't for everyone. It's a special place, for very special people.