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.
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.
Alomere Health and Knute Nelson proudly announce the formation of a new employer-based clinic in Alexandria. The new clinic named health+ opened in January 2020 at Station 4 of the Alexandria Clinic.
Prevention is the key to curbing readmissions. Here are ten ways we help prevent them for short-term rehab and home care patients.
A free educational seminar entitled, “U.S. Tax Reform and Leaving Your Legacy,” will take place on Thursday, November 8th at 6:30 pm. This seminar will help you understand the new tax code and how you and your family fare under the new changes. You will also learn strategies around sustaining your church’s foundation, supplementing an endowment fund or leaving an inheritance.
A free educational seminar entitled, “The Whys of Wills (Part II),” is a follow up session to “The Whys of Wills (Part I),” that took place in September. This session will discuss beneficiary designations, power of attorney documents and advanced health care directives.
Join us on September 25th at 6:30 pm at Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes for a free educational seminar, “Advance Care Planning & End-of-Life Wishes.” This session will discuss how to communicate your wishes for end-of-life so that decisions made are based on your personal values and preferences.
A free educational seminar entitled, “The Whys of Wills (Part I),” will discuss essential information and steps needed to develop and include in a will. The public is invited to attend the seminar, which begins at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 4.