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.

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

Downsizing 101: 7 Tips for Scaling Back

Brookdale Senior Living February 22, 2017

If you’re a baby boomer, chances are you’re at least starting to think about downsizing and moving to a smaller living space. And that’s doubly true if you’re considering a ... Read more

One Life Every Minute

Brookdale Senior Living February 16, 2017

Cardiac deaths among men have declined over the last 25 years, but disease rates in women have not experienced the same downward trend. Learn to recognize the warning signs and how ... Read more

Your Holistic Guide to a Healthier Heart

Brookdale Senior Living February 15, 2017

When people try to strengthen their heart they usually do so by improving their physical health, like being more active and quitting smoking. While this is valuable, it’s only part ... Read more

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