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.
At Knute Nelson Hospice, we believe that an essential stage of the hospice care experience begins immediately at admission and continues after the patient passes. While providing care and support for patients is critical, family support throughout the process is just as important. Learn more about Knute Nelson Hospice bereavement services.
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.
Through our Hospice Life Enriching Services at Knute Nelson, we’ve seen the difference of tailored care firsthand. Learn the key benefits of therapeutic music from the lens of Jackson Burns, a therapeutic musician with Knute Nelson Hospice.
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:
While every hospice care experience requires a unique, tailored approach, we wanted to share the experiences of Connie Spanswick. She is a member of our spiritual care family who joined us shortly after her father Bob transitioned through hospice care at Knute Nelson. By shining light on the full breadth of what Knute Nelson hospice has to offer, Connie’s story brings clarity during these challenging and often confusing times.
When it comes to end-of-life care, many people make assumptions about hospice without really knowing much about it. Waiting until the last week of life for hospice is a delay one may regret. Here’s why.
Knute Nelson Hospice is expanding to serve the Willmar community and surrounding area with hospice services out of their new location at 2800 1st Street South, Suite 231, Willmar, MN 56201.
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.