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Knute Nelson expands care options

Knute Nelson has been serving aging adults in the Alexandria area for more than 60 years. Recently, Respite Care has been introduced at its Nelson Gables assisted living campus, to better accommodate the needs of seniors in the Alexandria area.

Respite Care offers the same care and support of an assisted living facility on a short-term basis. It is designed to be used by individuals who are currently caring for a family member or loved one and may need temporary relief from their caregiving responsibilities.

"There is a definite need in the community for a reliable and affordable respite care option. Caregivers take on a tremendous responsibility in caring for their loved ones. But if they become ill, undergo surgery, or need to leave town, they must have somewhere to turn to ensure their loved one continues to receive the best possible care," said Mark Anderson, president and CEO of Knute Nelson.

Respite Care through Knute Nelson is available for as little as five days, or up to three months.

"If someone is going through a recovery of their own, they often don't have the energy or ability to accommodate their own needs as well as the needs of their loved one," said Angie Urman, vice president of clinical operations. "Knute Nelson Respite Care ensures they continue to receive the care they need and deserve."

For more information about Knute Nelson, visit www.knutenelson.org or call (320) 763-6653.

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