Kim Estes

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

Category: March 21, 2018

Although loneliness may not seem like a significant issue, lack of social contact can have a seriously detrimental effect on the emotional and physical health of older adults, who are ... Read more

How to Sleep Better as You Age

Category: March 01, 2018

“What wouldn’t I give for a good night’s rest?” If you’re like many people, you’ve said this at least once and maybe more. And as we age, sleeping problems and sleep ... Read more

Holidays with Senior Parents: Three Signs Their Health Might Be Failing

Category: November 17, 2017

One of the most stressful events a long-distance caregiver can experience is coming home for the holidays and realizing that things simply are not right with Mom and Dad. I’ve talked ... Read more

What are Advance Care Directives? Planning for the Future

Category: 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

Transitioning your Parents into Senior Living

Category: January 16, 2017

When my kids were 10 and 13, we moved from a small Kentucky town to Indiana. I had a great job opportunity, but was nervous about uprooting my kid’s lives. ... Read more

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Brookdale Senior Living December 13, 2018

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Brookdale Senior Living December 05, 2018

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