Health & Wellness

Kim Estes, senior vice president of clinical services, writes about issues that affect men and women as they age. From planning for long-term care to getting more sleep, this is your one-stop-shop for all things aging.

When to Move Your Loved One to Dementia Care: 7 Signs to Look For

Juliet Holt Klinger May 08, 2017

Wandering creates one of the biggest concerns I hear about from dementia caregivers. Fear that someone in your care will get lost is not an unreasonable. According to the Alzheimer’s ... Read more

Dealing with Aging Parents: How to be an Advocate

Most of us who have the good fortune of seeing our parents live in to their older years will at some point find ourselves in the role of caregiver. Caregiving ... Read more

Five Surprising Facts About Senior Living

Brookdale Senior Living April 23, 2017

1. Assisted Living is not a nursing home. Today’s Assisted Living communities are not the “old folks’ homes” you may remember. Assisted Living communities are for seniors who need a ... Read more

What are Advance Care Directives? Planning for the Future

Kim Estes April 17, 2017

Most people are exceedingly uncomfortable talking about the end of life and it’s understandable, of course. Our society emphasizes youth and anti-aging, which further discourages thinking about later life, let ... Read more

Say What? Deciphering Common Senior Care Jargon

Brookdale Senior Living April 02, 2017

The doctor says your 70-year-old mother is “exhibiting symptoms of middle-stage Alzheimer’s disease with moderately severe decline, with co-morbidities including diabetes and hypertension.” The caseworker recommends “initial respite care and ... Read more

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