Eskaton Monroe Lodge

Offers Independent Living

46 Reviews
3225 Freeport Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95818
Call (800) 385-2527
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Independent Living Reviews for Eskaton Monroe Lodge

September 12, 2018

By Dave Schaechtele

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Great programs, staff and services. Food/meals are excellent. A variety of activities. My mom loves it here.

March 14, 2018

By Charles

I visited this facility

I visited Eskaton Monroe Lodge, but it just didn't grab me because it's not what I wanted. They basically import all the maintenance people, so if you have a problem or something, they get contract helpers, which I didn't like. The apartments were almost the same as the ones in other places I visited. They have good facilities, and it's in a good location, because it's not too far off the freeway and there's a big park close by. The residents I spoke to there seemed pretty happy.

September 13, 2017

By Ruth

I am/was a resident of this facility

Eskaton is great.

September 08, 2017

By Dan

I am/was a resident of this facility

Having visited friends in several local senior communities over the past 15 or so years, I've found a very caring staff in almost all, but inevitably heard complaints ranging from boredom to quality food through lack of activities, etc. Now that it was my turn to enter a community, I purposefully wandered into Eskaton as I'd never been to visit there, and the moment I walked in, I sensed something different; something positive. I could not figure it out, but left much to my surprise, having written a check to get listed for admission. It took me three weeks after moving into my unit to identify what was going on. I'm now entering my sixth month and the secret is the sense of community among staff and residents. Everybody is looking out for each other. My problem (Parkinsonism) makes walking/moving difficult (particularly as the night comes on and I get tired). I've now made a few friends and have lots and lots of acquaintances. Almost everyone is smiling at each other and offering to help if it's a 'bad day'. I find the day goes by quickly—there is so much to do. I may have some limitations. Thanks to age and Mr. Parkinson, but this turned out to be an excellent move for me. Not enough time is the best problem I could wish for. P.S. While I spend almost all my time among other residents, the quality of life I've found only works because of the staff (from housekeeper up through management) here is terrific. And for the record, food is g-r-e-a-t. Maybe not quite at the level of high-end restaurants, but far, far from Arby's.

Provider Response

Dan, thank you for the wonderful words. Your testimonial is so important to our staff. They thrive knowing they are doing a great job. Lin will be delighted to hear you love the food here at Eskaton Monroe Lodge.

August 23, 2017

By Sharon G.

I am/was a resident of this facility

After I sold my house, I know I wanted to live in independent living, preferably in the Land Park area which is where I lived. Eskaton Manor Lodge was my choice. I have not regretted it. The residents are friendly. The staff is very accommodating. The food is outstanding. The grounds are beautiful. I love it here.

August 21, 2017

By Lonnie

I am/was a resident of this facility

After 52 years in my home in Vallejo, I was somewhat reluctant to move. However, Monroe Lodge has exceeded my expectations. The people are friendly, the food is wonderful to activities are abundant. If you're lonely, it's your own fault. I arrived in January 2017 to have been on many outings, picnics, musicals, shopping, etc. The transportation is there for you to use, or stay at home; there are always things to do right here. I feel fortunate that my son found Monroe on the internet. I have made this my home and so happy here.

May 15, 2017

By reed-p

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

I must say that Eskaton Monroe Lodge is a bargain. No huge down payment, no big rates, no insistence on paying for three meals a day, professional and friendly staff, etc. Thank you so much

April 14, 2017

By D. Webb

I visited this facility

Pleasantly surprised at how nice the facility is. Very nice art show and nice employees.

April 14, 2017

By Shirley Mercer

I am/was a resident of this facility

Outstanding cooperation between and among administrators and full=time staff is what helps all of us enjoy and appreciate living here at EML.

February 16, 2017

By Rebecca in Mass.

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

I helped my uncle look at and evaluate several independent-living residences, and we both thought Eskaton Monroe Lodge seemed like a good fit for him. Scott, the sales counselor we worked with, was very helpful (and patient!) while guiding us through the application process, the move-in details, and arranging for new furniture to be set up and arranged. I can't imagine the process having been easier. My uncle has commented on how friendly everyone--staff and residents--have been, and he loves the food! I live on the East Coast, and I feel reassured having my uncle in such a warm and caring environment.

Provider Response

We are so happy to read the transition was smooth for your Uncle. Thank you for the review.

December 20, 2016

By Frank Mahon

I am/was a resident of this facility

Services at Eskaton are exceptional. Staff is so kind and I would recommend this place to my friends.

November 29, 2016

By Margaret833222

I am/was a resident of this facility

Eskaton Monroe Lodge is a very good, kind, and caring community. I am safe here.

November 05, 2016

By Marie224856

I am/was a resident of this facility

I have lived here for almost 3 years and I am very happy. The living quarters are quite comfortable. The food is excellent. All of the employees are extremely helpful and friendly. They provide free transportation to a grocery store, banks, doctors and other places. There are free classes, such as Brain Gymnasium and exercises. A large variety of musical entertainment is provided as well. There are also amenities provided daily. It includes free coffee, tea, fruit and sweet treats.

November 01, 2016

By Rose540275

I am/was a resident of this facility

Staff - exceptional. Services - everyone goes of their way to help. Variety of programs and events offered.

October 28, 2016

By Charna743523

I am/was a resident of this facility

I am very happy living at Eskaton Lodge. The food is very good and excellent service. There are excellent exercises 5 days a week. The staff is very courteous and helpful. We have many outside events and many activities to participate at home. Great place to live. Five stars.

September 30, 2016

By Judith550521

I am/was a resident of this facility

Excellent living conditions. Very good food. High quality of residents. Staff is helpful and cheerful.

September 30, 2016

By Winnie063653

I am/was a resident of this facility

EML has exceeded every expectation I had. At the same time, my reservations have been put to rest. The staff is small, but exceptional in their varied duties and talents. They are all kind and have a needed sense of humor. The kitchen quality had been such a wonderful surprise. We are all very fortunate to be in such good hands.

September 12, 2016

By Faith B.

I am/was a resident of this facility

Fantastic, polite, fun and professional. Excellent driver. Mr. Karmur is a 5-star employee, wonderful with the residents, an excellent driver and a very caring gentleman.

August 29, 2016

By Ben and Alice

I am/was a resident of this facility

The people are so friendly. We are comfortable. The people who work here should feel good about their work. We love the putting green, the garden and its flowers. We like the food, we have lots of choices. We are looking forward to using the jacuzzi.

July 29, 2016

By Ernie P.

I am/was a resident of this facility

Outstanding! I like the idea that “All Employees” get along here and I get a handshake from them.

July 28, 2016

By RD506807

I visited this facility

I liked Eskaton. It was one of the biggest places, and the living room space was nice. The people were very nice. They had a community garden for the residents. However, it was too far from me, and I wanted to be close to mother. The general atmosphere was very friendly, and some of the people that I ran into were friendly and seemed happy.

June 30, 2016

By Carla K.010607

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Mike helped with pictures and furniture and did a great job. My dad thinks Mike is the best!

June 30, 2016

By Eileen S227248

I am/was a resident of this facility

There are people here I know and enjoy. I don't have to worry about getting my own meals. I have lunch and dinner here. It gets me out of the room talking and socializing. I like being social. The activities are delightful.

June 30, 2016

By Sharon G720885

I am/was a resident of this facility

Everybody is friendly and accommodating. Dinners are great, fantastic, especially the soups. When I want something done, it gets done. If I have any questions, they get answered. Couldn't get me out of my studio if you tried, it's just comfy.

June 28, 2016

By Art067336

I am/was a resident of this facility

I knew I would eventually come here. I have not been disappointed. I wouldn’t want to be any other place else at my age. I consider it home. This is about the best place I could have found to stay and I have never regretted it.

June 24, 2016

By Frank105473

I am/was a resident of this facility

I enjoy living here. I like just about everything. I like the freedom, the friendships, the cleanliness, the thoughtfulness.

June 24, 2016

By Joann415542

I am/was a resident of this facility

The services are great. If you have problems, they come quickly. The food service is as good as can be, feeding 100 people and all. The people are very caring.

June 21, 2016

By Teddy557673

I am/was a resident of this facility

Eskaton is sort of like living abroad a cruise ship. I have good friends, they feed us well and e have good entertainment. It’s just a great place to live. You walk around and see people smiling at Eskaton Monroe Lodge.

June 17, 2016

By Faith342121

I am/was a resident of this facility

Fantastic service, polite, fun and professional. Mr. Marmur is an excellent driver, a 5-star employee, wonderful with the residents and a very caring gentleman.

January 21, 2016

By mary-david

I am a friend or relative of resident

My mom lived at Eskaton for a little over two years. This is a wonderful facility. There are only 100 residents so everyone truly knows you and it is a very closely knit family. It is a very caring facility that is very well kept, the food is truly delicious, and the activities are endless. You can stay very busy with their daily activities and cultural events. The staff if very caring and proactive. I would definitely recommend this facility to anyone.

December 29, 2015

By Diane P.2

I am/was a resident of this facility

They are responsive when it comes to our building and personal needs. The balance of comfort for “home” setting and sophistication (for example dining quality & amenities) is most appealing. The staff and management are attentive and easy to relate to.

December 23, 2015

By Jane Carson

I am/was a resident of this facility

My first introduction to the Lodge was the staff who was all very friendly and eager to help me. I was shown and told the location of everything I might need or activities I might want to join. It felt like everyone knew my name. Making friends with other residents was easy. Everyone has been so friendly.

November 30, 2015

By Charna Moulton-Barnett

I am/was a resident of this facility

I wish to thank Mrs Benjamin for her excellent service to the residents of Eskaton. She has wonderful patience with the people. She is accommodating on all issues and is very fair in dealing with everyone. She has an open door policy and cares about the happiness of the residents. Great place!

August 25, 2015

By Joanne Sherrill

I am a friend or relative of resident

My mother lived at Eskaton Monroe Lodge for 14 years. As her only daughter, my experiences at the Lodge were extensive and extremely positive. What a special place, primarily because of the excellent staff and the delicious food. Yes, what a surprise that the food at such a senior facility would be soooooo good. The planned events are perfect for the residents, with concerts, exercises, special dinner theme events, trips to shopping, special speakers, fashion shows, wine tasting, and so on. Mom had to give up her car after living at the Lodge about 4 years, but for the next 10 years, she was able to easily get rides to doctors' appointments, outside luncheons, theater plays, etc. I know this may seem trivial, but the way the Lodge is decorated for all the holidays, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas, is amazing. At least one or more of the staff has an artistic eye for decor. One more thing, every resident is provided a life alert type of button to wear around the neck. Thank goodness because Mom needed to push that button on two different occasions in the middle of the night and staff were there in moments, followed by the ambulance and a call to me. When my husband and I need more services as we age, we plan to move in to the Lodge. Hence, the five star rating.

August 21, 2015

By Caring111328750

I visited this facility

Eskaton was OK although I wasn’t able to see what the living spaces looks like as they didn’t take me anywhere near the living spaces. I only got to see the common areas, and the other thing is they didn’t know that I was coming. When I got there, there had been an appointment for me to come, but the information got lost. However, the staff was friendly, and the gardens outside really stood out.

Provider Response

Thank you for visiting Eskaton Monroe Lodge. We are happy to read you enjoyed the gardens. We are sorry you were only able to view the commons areas on the ground floor. You are invited back to tour the residential apartments any time. During a tour you can expect to meet an Eskaton ambassador, a resident who will show you their apartment and answer question on what life is like at the Lodge. It also gives you a friendly face to call upon when you join us at our community. Please call Tristin or Scott at 916-441-1015 to schedule the tour.

March 25, 2015

By Lisa108308150

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Eskaton is very nice and clean. My mother stays there now. She has a small apartment with a small kitchen and small bath. The staff are very caring and very patient. The food is OK, but she said it is not that great.

July 31, 2014

By Jamie C.

I am a friend or relative of resident

My father-in-law lived at Eskaton Monroe Lodge for a little over a year. The staff there were amazing. They could not have been more helpful getting him moved in and moved out and on an everyday basis throughout the year. We had started his move during a health crisis and immediately realized that he’d need more services than were provided in an independent living facility. The staff helped us bring in additional care and helped us maintain it and keep tabs. During the year they put a huge amount of work into helping him meet the requirements of his long term care policy, minimize his cable bill and adjust to life without a car. They were always available to us by phone, email or to meet in person. The facility is very pleasant, clean and well-maintained – they always go all out decorating for holidays. My FIL had one meal a day included with his rent. He always chose dinner and when we would visit we were always happy with the food. Meals are served restaurant-style at tables of four. My FIL is pretty shy so it worked out well that the dining room staff regularly sat him with three super sweet women. When he wasn’t well enough to go downstairs he could have his meals brought to his apartment for a small fee. There is a wide variety of activities for residents to choose from on a daily basis (field trips, exercise class, “Koffee Klatch”, bingo, musical performances, etc.). There are also storage spaces, a driver available on certain days to run errands, very friendly front desk help and an onsite hair salon. I don’t know what we would have done last year without the support of the Eskaton Monroe Lodge staff.

November 01, 2012

By Lisa14

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We're very happy with Eskaton Monroe Lodge. It fits for my mother. The location is good and the staff is good. The food is very good and the rooms are very nice.
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Questions about Eskaton Monroe Lodge

Describe the overall population of independent living residents at Eskaton Monroe Lodge. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Average age is around 83 in our community. All of our residents are within the various stages of independence, from 55 and fully active to those in their 90's who have taken a little slower approach to life. Our community is a true reflection of both society and aging in our world. We support and enhance all residents' choice to be as active here in the community as they would like.

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

We have a treasure trove of exciting options for older adults to enjoy in the neighborhood! From coffee shops, yoga studio, to restaurants and so much more within 1 block of the community! A little further down in Land Park, we have Sacramento City College and the city's largest park, William Land Park. The park features walking paths, 8 hole golf course, children's amusement park, city zoo, ponds and picnic areas. Within a short 5 min drive, you have all the benefits of downtown and mid-town Sacramento, including shopping, cultural events, live performances, and so much more!

What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at Eskaton Monroe Lodge has organized?

Some recent events we have gone to have been our annual Apple Hill picnic and shopping trip, Thunder Valley Casino, Broadway Series performance, Historic Folsom exploration trip, Folsom Outlet Mall, lunch at Scott's Seafood on the River, Hornblower cruise on the Sacramento Delta, and more!

What transportation services does Eskaton Monroe Lodge offer to independent living residents?

In addition to your own vehicle, if you still would like to drive, we offer residents a full schedule of transportation services M-F from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. servicing all main areas within an approximate 10 mile radius covering Carmichael, Fair Oaks, East Sacramento, South Sacramento, West Sacramento and all of midtown/downtown.

What makes the chef or dining program at Eskaton Monroe Lodge exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

Our menus are ever changing based on comments reviewed by our resident food committee. Our dining program is customizable and we offer substitutions every day to fit your desires. One factor that has really made our dining services special is that our Food Service Director has been here for over 25 years! We also have three different ethnic-centric chefs that put their own traditional flare into every dish.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

We have a common entertaining lounge on each of our 5 residential floors and the entire ground floor is all common space available for residents. From our 2 libraries to our Computer Room, we offer space for business and pleasure. The Lodge also features a game room with pool table, entertaining party lounge with full kitchen, and a fully-equipped Fitness & Wellness center.

What safety features or security measures does Eskaton Monroe Lodge offer to independent living residents?

To be as unintrusive as possible, Eskaton has invested in emergency call systems. 24-hr Eskaton employees answer the phone and monitor our passive motion sensor system. All of these systems combined help to weave our safety net here at Eskaton.

If Eskaton Monroe Lodge accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Pets are part of the family, so our Eskaton community loves for you to bring your furry family member to live at the Lodge. Pets can enjoy our 3 acres of outdoor property as well as many of our common spaces. Pets are not allowed in spaces where food is present, and not allowed on common area furniture for those who may be allergic.

Does Eskaton Monroe Lodge work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

As part of Eskaton, we are able to offer resources for Eskaton Home Health, Eskaton's Live Well at the Lodge (non-medical caregiving), Eskaton rehabilitation and short-term rehab programs. Also, residents are welcome to hire their own private caregivers with proper documentation and forms on file for the State of California requirements.

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Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Do Not Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Golf
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Spa

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Technology Extra: Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Pharma

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime


  • Independent Living Starting At: $3048/month
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    About Eskaton Monroe Lodge in Sacramento, California

    Surrounded by three acres of beautiful trees and just minutes from downtown Sacramento, Eskaton Monroe Lodge offers independent living in a country-like retreat with all the city advantages. Shopping, restaurants, churches, doctors' offices and cultural opportunities are all within easy reach. Eskaton Monroe Lodge is an elegant six-story building that includes 100 private apartments, spacious lounges and large rooms for community programs, and twin elevator service. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are special occasions every day in the elegant and graciously appointed full-service dining room. Choose one, two or three meals daily from an extensive menu. Waiters and waitresses serve tasty, nutritious and well-balanced dishes fresh from our kitchen. During holidays, we feature banquet meals for both you and your family to enjoy. The dining room also provides tray service and bag-meal preparation if requested.

    Eskaton Monroe Lodge has four different options for private accommodations:

    • Studio with Kitchenette
    • Studio with Full-Sized Kitchen
    • One-Bedroom with Full, Walk-In Kitchen
    • Deluxe One-Bedroom with Full Kitchen and Two Bathrooms

    Each apartment includes kitchen appliances and individually controlled heating and air-conditioning. Large, private storage spaces are available to all residents. All utilities except telephone and cable are included in the monthly rent. Each apartment is cable ready.

    Housing Types Offered

    Studios, 1 BR Apartments


    Utilities, Included, Wheel Chair accessible, Full Kitchen

    Community Features

    TV Room, Beauty Parlor, Laundry Facilities, Guest Rooms, Housecleaning, Computer Room, Parking, Fitness Center, Billiards, Hobby Area/Workshop, Greenhouse/Garden, Guest Speakers, Travel, Volunteer Programs

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