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.
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.
Physical therapy and occupational therapy are both intended to help patients rehabilitate from an illness, injury or surgery. But what are the key differences between occupational and physical therapy?
In honor of men’s health month, it is time to take a pulse on your health or encourage the men in your life to do so. One important way to promote health is to get the proper health screening tests. Here are 6 health screenings you may need to get scheduled.
It’s easy to forget about your feet when they feel good. But when they hurt, you’ll quickly realize the importance of keeping your feet healthy. If you want to walk, run, jump, dance, and enjoy just about any type of physical activity with ease, take these extra steps to care for your feet.
Risk factors can be detected, and falls can often be prevented. It may be time to assess your surroundings and make a few conscious changes to ensure safety for yourself or a loved one. Here are 11 easy tips you can take to reduce your risk of falling at home and while you’re out:
Managing Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) can be challenging, complex, and frightening. Here is how you can also make the condition manageable.
Maintaining good nutrition and a healthy diet is always important, but it is especially important for adults as they get older. Nutrition for aging adults is key for long-term health, but these needs evolve as people age.
Summer is great for older adults looking to stay active, because there are so many fun things to do outside. Physical activity is good for people of all ages, but it is especially important as we age.
The Nelson Wellness Center at Grand Arbor has a warm water pool that is heated to a pleasant 88 degrees to 89 degrees, which makes for an enjoyable location for exercising and an ideal environment for relieving pain and stiffness.
Are you interested in learning more about the Nelson Wellness Center’s warm water pool and its benefits?
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.
With all the opportunities for feeling out of place, it’s no wonder that a lot of people just stay away. Here are three reasons to consider a 45+ gym instead
The health and safety of those we serve as well as our staff are our highest priority. Our greatest hope and desire is to uphold our commitment to serving others in meaningful ways that you’ve come to know, rely on and trust. This commitment hasn’t changed; however, in recent weeks, it looks a bit differently as we walk on this journey each day.
It’s a sad fact. When our loved ones are most alone, we can’t visit them. Because it’s harder for them to fight off the virus, stopping by could put them in danger.
You’re probably wondering—what are Knute Nelson residents up to these days? The visitor restrictions to keep our residents and staff safe during COVID-19 are still in place and are proving effective. However, day-to-day life and activities look different for all of us!
Letter to the Echo Press editor by Mark Anderson, President/CEO of Knute Nelson, Alexandria, MN