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.

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 back up and kept going, even with a few bumps or bruises. As we age though,... 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 seniors my entire career, I’ve come to truly appreciate how geri... Read more

Incontinence: Hard to Talk About but Often Easy to Treat

Category: Health & Wellness 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

The Truth About Osteoporosis

Category: Health & Wellness May 15, 2017

I’m happy to say that there is more hope on the horizon for managing osteoporosis, a disease that often stops seniors in their tracks if they fracture a bone after falling. I have even heard of some extreme cases where seniors have actually broken th... Read more

Five Tips for Dealing with Senior Stress

Category: Health & Wellness April 18, 2017

Everyone experiences stress, but as we age, added pressure can take a serious toll on your physical and mental wellbeing. Seniors have a more difficult time coping with stress because the body’s natural stress response slows down. According to the Am... Read more

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