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.
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.
Knute Nelson Home Care and Hospice is expanding to serve the St. Cloud community and surrounding area with home care and hospice services out of their new location at 655 2nd Street South, Waite Park, MN 56387.
There are many questions surrounding getting a loved one into the right care for hospice. Where do you go? Which choice is right for my loved one?
There are so many emotions surrounding end of life. And so many questions.
We compiled this list to help you and your loved one to decide whether and when hospice works for you.
Knute Nelson Home Care and Hospice have moved from their office at 15175 Edgewood Drive, to a new location at 15670 Edgewood Drive North, Suite 150, in Baxter.
Knute Nelson Home Care and Hospice will be moving on Monday, May 20th from their office at 315 Jefferson Street South to a new location at 618 Jefferson Street, Suite 1.
Knute Nelson Home Care and Hospice has moved from their office at 616 Atlantic Avenue and is now located at 514 Atlantic Avenue in Morris.
By deciding what end-of-life care best suits your needs when you are healthy, you can help those close to you make the right choices when the time comes. This not only respects your values, but also may give your loved ones comfort.
A free educational seminar, “Advance Care Planning & the Hospice Philosophy” will discuss how to communicate your wishes for end-of-life so that decisions made are based on your personal values and preferences. The community is invited to attend the seminar, which begins at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19. Vivian Heltemes, RN, with Knute Nelson Hospice, will explore this topic in depth. This free seminar is held at Stevens Community Medical Center, 400 East First Street, Morris.
Knute Nelson is expanding their presence by adding hospice services to the Baxter area. Knute Nelson has had a local presence in Baxter for over two years, serving area residents with quality home care services. Knute Nelson Hospice strives to make every day matter, make every day comfortable, and make every day as joyful as possible for our patients who are living with a terminal or life limiting illness. Their primary focus is on managing the patient’s pain and troubling symptoms, while providing the emotional and spiritual support needed to help patients live their life comfortably.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
In the Alexandria lakes area community, Fred Bursch’s name was synonymous with two things – travel and philanthropy. Fred was the person who was known for giving so generously to everyone else. In his time of need, Fred and Terri turned to Knute Nelson Hospice to bring peace, care, and comfort to his final days.
Navigating the end of life can be difficult, and when hospice care becomes a real consideration for you or a loved one, uncertainty oftentimes follows suit. In some situations, family members may even find themselves in a race against the clock to make a sound decision, unsure of where to turn.
This award from Homecare Homebase is given to a provider within their customer-base who demonstrates their commitment to exceptional quality of care through their assessment process.
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.
If you have a loved one in need of end-of-life hospice care, the choice of who to turn to can feel daunting. When looking into options, it’s important to look for a provider that fits your family’s needs and values.
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