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.
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.
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.