Kim Estes

When Kim had the choice as a child between playing with other youngsters and spending time with her grandparents, she always chose the latter. She treasures the wisdom and life experience of seniors, which is why she has devoted her career to the aging. As Brookdale’s senior vice president of clinical services, she oversees its health and wellness programs and works to inspire more nurses to dedicate their careers to seniors. Estes serves on the Clinical Quality Executive Roundtable for Argentum, the provider trade organization, where she advocates for exceptional care and innovation throughout senior living. She graduated as a registered nurse from the University of Kentucky and received a master’s of science in nursing from the Chamberlain College of Nursing. The latter, formerly the Deaconess College of Nursing, was founded on the Deaconess principles of caregiving and public service. With two grown children, Kim is now an empty-nester who is looking forward to her upcoming wedding. She resides in Tennessee with cats Lucky and Leo.

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

Category: Health & Wellness 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

Category: Health & Wellness 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

Seniors and Suicide: Tips for Supporting Your Loved One

Category: Health & Wellness September 09, 2017

People often ask what’s been the biggest surprise in serving seniors, and I tell them it’s the number of seniors who commit suicide. When I think of my golden years, I ... Read more

Understanding the Fall Risks that Come with Aging

Category: Health & Wellness 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 ... Read more

Four Reasons to See a Geriatrician

Category: Health & Wellness 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 ... Read more

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