NEWS & STORIES
NEWS & STORIES
NEWS & STORIES
Sharing all the latest at Knute Nelson
The following news and stories have been compiled to inform you of happenings at Knute Nelson and in aging services. We also feature the stories of individuals who have reached their goals and have an important message to share to inspire others.
Managing a chronic illness on your own can be complex and challenging. Fortunately, home health care is available to help manage a variety of chronic illnesses. Learn more about the most common home health care diagnoses.
Physical therapy after surgery is an effective tool to help people recover faster. There are a variety of settings that you can receive physical therapy, but PT at home may be a comfortable option.
Physical therapy is often prescribed to patients following surgery to regain strength and flexibility. This article reviews why physical therapy may be a safer alternative to other pain reducing techniques.
When someone has a stroke, recovery can be greatly impacted by how quickly medical treatment is received. That’s why it’s important to know what the symptoms look like so you can act FAST when someone is having a stroke.
It is important to us that our nation’s heroes get the care and recognition they deserve, while being treated with dignity and respect. That’s why Knute Nelson Hospice is committed to providing specialty Veteran care.
People with Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss live with damage to the part of their brain that affects thought processes, memory and behavior. Read about 5 tips to promote positive engagements and effectively communicate with individuals with memory loss.
Parkinson’s disease is a serious condition that affects the nervous system. It is a progressive disorder, meaning that it starts slowly and gradually gets worse over time. Learn more about the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and how home health care can help.
Chronic pain and disease are difficult for anyone experiencing the condition firsthand. But it can also be hard for family and friends. While each individual person and situation is different, and what helps or is acceptable to one person may not be to another, here are a few tips that may help you better support a loved one dealing with chronic pain or a serious illness.
It’s a big question you may be asking for yourself or a loved one: Is home health care the right choice?
Choosing care can be a difficult decision, and most people don’t know where to begin. Here is a look at how to get the right answers and take the next steps.
People with dementia require constant attention, and it can be easy for a caregiver to look past their own needs to remain focused on the person in their care. Although it is important that Dementia patients have close monitoring and consistent care, it is also important for the caregiver to fulfill their own needs.
Losing a loved one to death is hard, and the holidays seem to intensify the emotions that come along with grieving. Grief is the counterpart to love. So, if we love, we will naturally grieve. Here are some ideas that we have done, and may be helpful to you this Holiday season:
Aging is a natural part of life, but it’s important to make sure loved ones are staying safe at home, especially during winter. Here are some signs that a parent or older family member may need some extra assistance.
The holidays are a time for bringing together family and friends to celebrate traditions and make new memories. This is a joyous time for many, but if you are sharing the holidays with a loved one who has dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, it can also be stressful for everyone.
For aging adults and their families, choosing the right care organization requires meticulous research, in-person facility tours, and careful consideration. As you explore your options, you may notice that there’s more to your decision than meets the eye.
Many seniors want to age in a place that feels like home. However, an everyday mishap, such as tripping over a cord or slipping on an icy driveway, could turn into a serious injury, a hospital stay or worse for many older adults. To keep your loved one protected, here are steps you can take to prevent falls and other accidents at home.