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.

Are You at Risk for Social Isolation?

Brookdale Senior Living November 18, 2017

Did you know one in six seniors faces physical, cultural or geographic barriers that isolate them from their peers and communities? Take our helpful quiz to see if you are ... Read more

Holidays with Senior Parents: Three Signs Their Health Might Be Failing

Kim Estes November 17, 2017

One of the most stressful events a long-distance caregiver can experience is coming home for the holidays and realizing that things simply are not right with Mom and Dad. I’ve talked ... Read more

Why Staying Socially Active as You Age Is Good for Your Health

Kim Estes October 16, 2017

Although loneliness may not seem like a significant issue, lack of social contact can have a serious detrimental effect on the emotional and physical health of older adults, who are ... Read more

Six Ways To Prevent Falls

Kim Estes September 22, 2017

One fall can be life changing for a senior. In fact, according to the National Institute on Aging, falling is the leading cause of loss of independence, hospital admittance for ... Read more

How to Make Every Moment Special When You Visit Loved Ones in Senior Living

Brookdale Senior Living September 12, 2017

It’s not always easy to know what to do or say when you visit a senior loved one in a senior living community. You want to be as positive and ... Read more

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