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.
Home Health and remote health monitoring services kept Dale Prechel from making countless trips to the doctor.
Prechel was in the hospital in Fargo for 31 days, and even after he was discharged, his doctor told him that he needed to have additional care at home. That’s where Knute Nelson came in.
Dave’s family was referred to hospice following a hospital stay to help him manage the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of his stage four cancer. What they didn’t expect was the close bonds they’d develop with their care team and the extent of care they’d receive to enable Dave to stay at home with his family.
As a young girl growing up, Brittney Thoreson came to the Alexandria area with her family to visit quite often. Her grandparents lived here. Together, the family enjoyed spending time on the local lakes and getting every opportunity they could to experience the beautiful outdoors.
There is no doubt that we are working in a period of constant change. Despite these challenges, I remain optimistic for our future at Knute Nelson.
Brittney Thoreson, Vice President of Operations at Knute Nelson, grew up coming to the Alexandria lakes area to spend time with family. Little did she know, she would discover a “second family” here as well.
“Hospice is a way of providing comfort and care. It’s a beautiful service,” said Sara Severson, Therapeutic Musician at Knute Nelson. “Not only for the patients but their families.”
Four years ago, Stuart and his wife, Evelyn, moved to an independent living apartment at Grand Arbor. “We did not want to have to make a housing decision at a time of crisis,” he said. Moving was also a chance to downsize and de-clutter.
I’m Gyra Rozell. I came from Overland Park, Kansas, and I’m living at the Nelson Gables.
My husband worked in Kansas City and when he passed away, I moved up here because my son is up here. My son married a girl from Minnesota, settled on Lake Ida and here I am.
After a surgery, injury or illness, your first thoughts are probably on how you can quickly recover and regain your strength. You want to get back to living independently in the fastest, most efficient way possible. This is what Knute Nelson can help you do through our home health care services.
Hospice provides quality of life and comfort for those at the end of life. It helps patients manage pain, makes them comfortable and supports them physically, emotionally and spiritually.
“We have been rapidly learning about COVID-19 from various health agencies to mitigate the potential spread and circulation of it at Knute Nelson,” comments Mark Anderson, Knute Nelson’s president/CEO.
The Blessing and Power of Healing Touch for Hospice Patients
Imagine you’re in hospice. You’re uncomfortable. You’re probably in pain. Medications can help, but they can bring their own problems.
What if there was something that might bring relief without side effects?
Have you heard about healing touch?
Learn more about Knute Nelson’s Short-Term Rehab
At first, Jack, a Knute Nelson memory care resident, sat back and listened to Sara Severson, as she provided therapeutic music with her song and guitar to him and his
neighbors on a weekly basis.
“Hi, there!” When Dave said those two words not long ago, he connected with his grandson.