Home is Where the Heart Is
Oct 1, 2017 by Danielle Andersen
If you or your loved one has required assistance with managing their health, you know that health care has changed dramatically over the past 20 years. Today, there are more options for receiving care than ever before, from independent living to assisted living, care centers and home care.
If you are like Elloise and remaining independent in your own home is important to you, home care may be the right fit. Home care offers peace of mind for the client and loved ones who want to ensure that their parent, sibling or friend is safe and comfortable. The Knute Nelson team of home care professionals consists of nurses, social workers, home health aides, and specialized therapists including, physical, occupational and speech. Our team can provide medication assistance, assistance with activities of daily living, wound care, chronic illness management, and therapy, among many other services that can be tailored to meet your specific needs.
Elloise lives in her home in Park Rapids, MN. After several complications she knew that she needed assistance to remain in her cabin home on the lake where she feels most comfortable. “A home in a sense is a family. You can sense that even
when your children are gone. It’s the routine, it’s comfortable,” says Elloise on why she made the choice to seek out home care. She emphasizes that an instant feeling of trust was instilled when she heard “Knute Nelson” because of her Norwegian heritage. Elloise never turns down a good opportunity to put humor into the conversation.
Now, two years later, Elloise receives three visits a week from her Knute Nelson Home Care LPN, Katti, and two visits a week from home health aides Alisha and Kim, who assist her with activities of daily living. “When I say my prayers I thank God for Katti, Alisha and Kim. They really get to be family. They all have expertise in what they do, each and every one of them. They glorify my days and I look forward to them coming, they’re encouraging. I can ask Katti medical questions and I like her opinion about things. I’m very, very comfortable with you, Katti. With all of them really,” Eloise emotionally points out.
Elloise isn’t the only one who’s touched by the relationship built while in Katti’s care. “It feels good to be appreciated,” Katti, LPN states. “I get to see Elloise three times a week. I share photos with her of my nieces and nephews because she’s come to love them too. It’s nice to know I can have this kind of impact on someone’s life,” she adds. “Thank you Katti, for three times a week,” Elloise plugs in.
Making the choice to bring someone into your home isn’t always easy and admitting you need help is even harder. Elloise gives advice for those who may want to seek help, “Ease up. It’s so much better than not having it. I can’t imagine. I don’t know why you wouldn’t welcome it with open arms. I understand the hesitation but don’t fear it. It adds such an easement to your life. Things I don’t have to worry about any more as an individual, someone to worry with me. They are just making my life better.”
Knute Nelson is here to provide comfort to you and your loved ones, and to help find solutions that best meet your needs. Please contact us at 320.759.1273 with any questions you may have.