Knute Nelson Senior Living - Supporting the Full Continuum of Care
Jul. 31 2023
By Kaylee Yamry
Roger Olson's senior living experience
For residents in our award-winning senior living communities, no two experiences are exactly alike. That’s because we offer custom-tailored support based on each resident’s unique lifestyle and needs no matter where they are along our continuum of care.
Through our state-of-the-art facilities, compassionate healthcare professionals, and trusted expertise, we ensure a cornerstone of consistency. Every step of the way, we constantly strive to deliver the appropriate level of care without disrupting day-to-day life. Best said by Roger Olson, a cherished Knute Nelson resident, “the staff is there, but they're not there… They’re not in your face, but they're there the minute you need them.”
Roger’s journey gives a unique look at both our senior living services and the firsthand impact they have on residents and loved ones alike. Before exploring his time as a resident, let’s take a look at what led him to Knute Nelson in the first place.
Proactively Seeking Out Care
After sustaining brain trauma, Roger found himself undergoing home therapy — eventually moving to a nearby independent living facility. Despite the new accommodations, his family had grown increasingly concerned. In the words of Roger, “they looked down the road and anticipated me needing medical care… They anticipated a day when I would not be able to make my own toast.” With Knute Nelson’s reputation for holistic care in mind, the choice was clear.
As with many of our residents, peace of mind for family members is a key component of the decision-making process. By choosing Knute Nelson, loved ones can take confidence in the high standards of care, safety, and comfort we ensure for each resident.
Reaching Out with a Helping Hand
Our Knute Nelson family understands the evolving nature of care firsthand. In turn, we strive to extend a helping hand before daily challenges become significant obstacles. The genuine relationships we build with our residents enable us to deliver the most relevant and timely care possible. What brings a sense of comfort to Roger is “the culmination of needs and anticipated needs” as well as “what they provide and will be available when I need it.”
Offering a Safety Net of Assurance
For residents like Roger, living life to the fullest is a top priority. Through the around-the-clock availability of our dedicated staff, we offer an on-site safety net our residents can depend on. With trust and assurance at heart, our residents enjoy greater confidence in day-to-day living. Per Roger, “you know that the staff is ready to lend a hand, answer a question, or just share in your thoughts for the day.”
Our caring staff is an especially important part of our enhanced assisted living options, offering additional care beyond assisted living alone. Whether we’re helping with disease management, complex medication management, or the full spectrum of daily tasks, we bring the services you need to a comfortable household setting where you belong.
Building a Community of Care
Community is an integral part of Knute Nelson. As we age, maintaining relationships with friends and neighbors can become increasingly difficult. That’s why at Knute Nelson, our senior living facilities are built with meaningful connections at heart. In Roger’s experience, “you don't become an isolated individual. That's one of the great benefits — the discovery and the living of community. Whether that community meets around a table, around a program, or just in the hallways, that whole sense of community becomes vital to your meaning of life here."
Our definition of community extends to our caregivers as well. With genuine compassion for those we serve, our staff brings respect and dignity to each encounter. According to Roger, “whether it's the guy who hangs a picture on your wall or the person who takes your temperature and blood pressure, they’re more like a friend when you need them.”
For residents receiving memory care, we understand that reassurance and social engagement take on a new meaning. That’s why we plan tailored activities such as bible study or concerts alongside our daily care to ensure that a strong sense of community is felt by all.
Even our newest residents are welcomed with open arms. From Roger’s perspective, “there's always a new person moving in that you're delighted to see, meet, and discover.”
Elevating Quality of Life
Soon after his transition to Knute Nelson Senior Living, Roger discovered the full range of possibilities of senior living. From alleviating daily chores to supporting his health concerns, he could make the most out of every day while staying independent for as long as possible.
In Roger’s words, “I’m glad I'm here. I'm glad I don't have property to take care of, but I'm primarily glad right now that I'm here because of anticipated needs. It's needs that I hope I never have, but they're probably very likely.” No matter what the future brings, our Knute Nelson family is here to maximize each resident’s quality of life.
Is it the right time for senior living?
Throughout Central Minnesota, our Knute Nelson family maintains an unwavering reputation for quality and compassion. From proactive residents like Roger to new community members in need of care, our doors are always open. Whether that’s senior living in one of our vibrant communities, enhanced assisted living in a safe and comfortable setting, or beyond, new horizons start here.
If you are unsure whether senior living is right for you or a loved one, take our brief assessment to discover your care needs and receive personalized results in minutes. If you would like to learn more about senior living options in Alexandria, contact us at (320) 335-8786. For information about senior living in Park Rapids contact us at (218) 366-8442. You can also request information by filling out a form.
When you’re ready to take the first step, we encourage you to keep these words from Roger in mind, “the Knute Nelson community takes away the sense of being a newcomer.”