Finding the perfect home health care provider can pose unique challenges. That’s why we have put together this short guide of good questions to ask a home health care provider.
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.
Caregiver burnout is described as a state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion where you may experience feelings of anxiety, depression and extreme fatigue. Caregiver burnout can likely occur if you are caring for someone else and not getting the help you need, or if you’re trying to do more than you are able to.
Knute Nelson strives to provide high quality care to veterans and their families. We do this through We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of
At Knute Nelson, hospice is all about empowering life. Managing your loved one’s pain and symptoms are only one component of hospice care. The others focus on helping them reach their end-of-life goals and providing them with the emotional and spiritual care they need to find peace and comfort.
Assisted living could be that positive change that you didn’t know your loved one needed. By opening up to the idea of assisted living, you could help your loved one begin the next positive chapter of their life.
Alomere Health and Knute Nelson proudly announce the formation of a new employer-based clinic in Alexandria. The new clinic named health+ opened in January 2020 at Station 4 of the Alexandria Clinic.
Prevention is the key to curbing readmissions. Here are ten ways we help prevent them for short-term rehab and home care patients.
A free educational seminar entitled, “U.S. Tax Reform and Leaving Your Legacy,” will take place on Thursday, November 8th at 6:30 pm. This seminar will help you understand the new tax code and how you and your family fare under the new changes. You will also learn strategies around sustaining your church’s foundation, supplementing an endowment fund or leaving an inheritance.
A free educational seminar entitled, “The Whys of Wills (Part II),” is a follow up session to “The Whys of Wills (Part I),” that took place in September. This session will discuss beneficiary designations, power of attorney documents and advanced health care directives.
Join us on September 25th at 6:30 pm at Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes for a free educational seminar, “Advance Care Planning & End-of-Life Wishes.” This session will discuss how to communicate your wishes for end-of-life so that decisions made are based on your personal values and preferences.
A free educational seminar entitled, “The Whys of Wills (Part I),” will discuss essential information and steps needed to develop and include in a will. The public is invited to attend the seminar, which begins at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 4.
Home health care is an attractive option for many aging adults and those who love and care for them. Today, home health care, or allowing a senior to remain in their home and receive period care or assistance as opposed to moving into a nursing or assisted living facility, is easier than ever.
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.
While loneliness is a serious issue, there are plenty of resources available to individuals who are looking for companionship. This blog looks at loneliness in older adults, its ramifications, how you can spot it, and what you can do to help.
Today, memory loss is prevalent in over 16 million people throughout the US. As a spouse, child, or caregiver, knowing when to seek out professional memory care services is key.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
People with dementia require constant attention, and it can be easy for a caregiver to look past their own needs to remain focused on the person in their care. Although it is important that Dementia patients have close monitoring and consistent care, it is also important for the caregiver to fulfill their own needs.
It’s a big question you may be asking for yourself or a loved one: Is home health care the right choice?
Choosing care can be a difficult decision, and most people don’t know where to begin. Here is a look at how to get the right answers and take the next steps.
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.
Parkinson’s disease is a serious condition that affects the nervous system. It is a progressive disorder, meaning that it starts slowly and gradually gets worse over time. Learn more about the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and how home health care can help.
People with Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss live with damage to the part of their brain that affects thought processes, memory and behavior. Read about 5 tips to promote positive engagements and effectively communicate with individuals with memory loss.
It is important to us that our nation’s heroes get the care and recognition they deserve, while being treated with dignity and respect. That’s why Knute Nelson Hospice is committed to providing specialty Veteran care.
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 is often prescribed to patients following surgery to regain strength and flexibility. This article reviews why physical therapy may be a safer alternative to other pain reducing techniques.
Physical therapy after surgery is an effective tool to help people recover faster. There are a variety of settings that you can receive physical therapy, but PT at home may be a comfortable option.
Managing a chronic illness on your own can be complex and challenging. Fortunately, home health care is available to help manage a variety of chronic illnesses. Learn more about the most common home health care diagnoses.
It is important to recognize changes in the health status of your aging family members. This blog will walk through common health problems to watch for, and when it is appropriate to get help.
Some years it can feel like as soon as you’re done stuffing the Thanksgiving turkey, the remainder of the year goes by in a stress-filled flash. With so much to do, it’s easy for the holidays to become a source of stress rather than a time of joy and celebration. So how can you reduce holiday stress?
If you feel the need for support to work through grief after the passing of a loved one, rest assured that you are not alone. Many individuals face challenges after the loss of a loved one without a place to turn. Grief groups are excellent resources for those who are struggling.
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