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 considering home health care and hospice, many people are concerned about affordability. What many people don’t realize is home health care and hospice can often reduce overall medical costs, prevent costly or lengthy hospital stays and vastly improve quality of life.
After more than two decades of working as a nurse in the intensive care unit, Pam Forer decided she wanted to take her career in a different direction and have a greater impact on people’s lives. She wanted to work in hospice.
Do you feel you need to support to work through your grief? You are not alone and we can help.
Many people struggle after a loved one has passed, but have no place to turn. This group is open to anyone who has ever lost a loved one.
Thinking ahead to decisions that may need to be made if you are in an emergency situation or in danger of death is never pleasant but spelling out certain things you wish to happen ahead of time can be a great comfort to you and your family. An advanced care directive is an important document to create while you are healthy and can think objectively about your care.
On June 1st, Knute Nelson Home Health Care and Hospice will move from their office at 22339 US Hwy 71, to a new location at 221 Central Avenue in Long Prairie.
Music has been an important component of Knute Nelson’s programming, and one of its most-loved proponents is Sara Severson. She had an unusual and ambitious goal working at Knute Nelson – she wanted to write a song with a patient. Kirk made it happen.
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.
The term “financial advisor” can be intimidating. It probably brings up a lot of questions. What do financial advisors do? Who needs to hire a financial advisor? How do I meet financial advisors and choose one to work with?
This article is going to walk you through answers to all of these questions.
Does the word hospice evoke feelings of unease? With its association with the end of life, it’s natural that many contemplating hospice care for a parent, grandparent, or loved one are worried or confused.
At Knute Nelson Hospice, the role social workers have in our care is essential to the experience our patients and their families have at the end of life.
If you know Sara Severson, you’ve probably heard her say that “music heals.” She sees it daily in her work as a therapeutic musician for Knute Nelson Hospice and it was demonstrated perfectly during the time she spent with her patient, Kirk.
Hospice care is a special kind of health care that focuses on the quality of life for people who are experiencing advanced, life-limited illness, and also provides care and support for those who are at home offering personal care.
The number one goal of hospice care is to enhance the patient’s quality of life by managing their symptoms and keeping them as comfortable as possible.
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.
As we celebrate Home Care and Hospice month, consider if these services can help your loved one live their life to the fullest. Millions of nurses, home care aides and therapists, like the ones at Knute Nelson, strive to improve the quality of life for their patients every day.