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.
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.
Caregiver burnout can take a toll on a person’s emotional and physical well-being. Asking for help is an important part of being a caregiver. Taking time for yourself as a caregiver will help you be more present as you care for your loved one and provide them with the best care possible.
Today, memory loss is prevalent in over 16 million people throughout the US. As a spouse, child, or caregiver, knowing when to seek out professional memory care services is key.
While loneliness is a serious issue, there are plenty of resources available to individuals who are looking for companionship. This blog looks at loneliness in older adults, its ramifications, how you can spot it, and what you can do to help.
You might have thought that hitting retirement would be like being on permanent vacation – you are done with work, might have life-long friends to spend time with, and can now finally focus only on what is most important in your life.
But life can be surprisingly stressful for older adults – and that stress can manifest in various unhealthy ways.
Home health care is an attractive option for many aging adults and those who love and care for them. Today, home health care, or allowing a senior to remain in their home and receive period care or assistance as opposed to moving into a nursing or assisted living facility, is easier than ever.
You might find yourself spending hours, days and even weeks researching home care agencies, especially if you don’t know where to begin. Luckily, there are some key factors to consider that can help you narrow down your list and identify the right home care agency for your needs.
Caregiver burnout is described as a state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion where you may experience feelings of anxiety, depression and extreme fatigue. Caregiver burnout can likely occur if you are caring for someone else and not getting the help you need, or if you’re trying to do more than you are able to.
Hospice care can make your time with them more enjoyable and memorable. This is why it’s so important to know when hospice should begin.
Knute Nelson strives to provide high quality care to veterans and their families. We do this through We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of
At Knute Nelson, hospice is all about empowering life. Managing your loved one’s pain and symptoms are only one component of hospice care. The others focus on helping them reach their end-of-life goals and providing them with the emotional and spiritual care they need to find peace and comfort.
Assisted living could be that positive change that you didn’t know your loved one needed. By opening up to the idea of assisted living, you could help your loved one begin the next positive chapter of their life.