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.
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.
Jerry and Joyce took their generosity and support one step further by making a legacy gift to the Knute Nelson Foundation. The Knute Nelson Legacy Society recognizes donors who have named the Foundation in their estate plans. The Legacy Society was created to honor those that have taken their commitment beyond the ordinary and have made planned arrangements to help sustain Knute Nelson’s mission of enriching lives far into the future.
If you have diabetes, meal planning is an especially valuable tool to help you manage the disease. By planning meals and snacks, it makes it easier to keep your blood sugar levels steadier while ensuring you get the nutrition you need. Here are some tips to keep in mind when creating a diabetes meal plan.
Have you ever interviewed at a company and found out that you weren’t chosen, but came in a close second? That can be tough. If you are still interested in the company, think about the power of staying connected and having them easily reach out to you when a new opening becomes available. That’s powerful. That’s the power of a Talent Network.
As we age, staying at home can pose unique challenges. Household chores and maintenance pose undue risks. Here’s why residents and their loved ones feel at peace after choosing Knute Nelson.
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.
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.
Knute Nelson is working hard to bridge aging adults with caring providers. Taking care of older generations is a Minnesota value. Today it matters more than ever.
Tina was looking on Indeed and Knute Nelson kept coming up on her newsfeed. She thought, “Wow, this might be something that’s meant for me.” It definitely was meant for her. She applied and was hired. With each day, Tina’s feelings about working at Knute Nelson have gotten stronger.
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.
Knute Nelson has begun a new management relationship with Glenwood Retirement Village (GRV) effective Monday, October 10th. They will support GRV through a variety of operational, financial and support roles.
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.