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.

Why You Shouldn't Call your Grandma Sweetie

Carol Cummings, BSN, RN April 03, 2017

During a recent visit to a nail salon, the technician repeatedly referred to me as “sweetie.” I bristled every time she said it. I know she was trying to be ... 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

5 Ways to Help Manage Diabetes in Seniors

Kim Estes March 28, 2017

It’s National American Diabetes Association Alert Day! This day is especially important for seniors since they are at risk of developing health related complications from Type 2 diabetes if not ... Read more

A Senior's Aging Eyes: Five Reasons to Visit an Optometrist in March

Brookdale Senior Living March 16, 2017

As we age, we experience changes to our body and health in many different ways. Some things happen suddenly and are noticeable; others creep up on us slowly. That’s why ... Read more

Senior Nutrition: Five Tips to Help Your Loved One Eat

Brookdale Senior Living March 09, 2017

Every parent knows good nutrition is critical for your kids, and getting them to eat well can be an ongoing struggle. But what if you’re also caring for an aging ... Read more

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