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.
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