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.

Understanding the Fall Risks that Come with Aging

Kim Estes August 14, 2017

As a mom, I vividly remember watching my kids take many falls. From their first shaky steps to rambunctious high school basketball games, I was always impressed when they got back up and kept going, even with a few bumps or bruises. As we age though,... Read more

Four Reasons to See a Geriatrician

Kim Estes July 17, 2017

If you would like the elder in your life to experience optimal health, consider booking an appointment with a geriatrician, an expert in issues associated with aging. Having worked with seniors my entire career, I’ve come to truly appreciate how geri... Read more

Bring Your Best Friend With You When You Move Into Senior Living

Brookdale Senior Living July 12, 2017

The fear of having to give up a beloved pet is among the top emotional reasons seniors resist moving into a senior living arrangement, according to an informal survey by author and senior real estate specialist Bruce Nemovitz. When he asked seniors t... Read more

Incontinence: Hard to Talk About but Often Easy to Treat

Kim Estes June 19, 2017

It’s a common condition that’s very treatable and it is also one that can cause a lot of emotional pain. I am talking about urinary incontinence, something that many people choose to keep to themselves because they feel humiliated and embarrassed. In... Read more

Seniors and Loneliness: Tips for Staying Connected

Research shows that social connection improves quality of life. But as you age, life changes and you might experience longer periods alone, which can lead to social isolation and loneliness. Here are some tips on staying connected as you age.  Read more

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