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Knute Nelson to showcase new technology at State Fair

Knute Nelson of Alexandria will be located on the "Front Porch" of the Older But Wiser Living exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair on Friday, August 22, with presentations running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Knute Nelson of Alexandria will be located on the “Front Porch” of the Older But Wiser Living exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair on Friday, August 22, with presentations running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Knute Nelson was selected to showcase its use of GrandCare technology based on experiences incorporating into its approach to delivering health care.
“We are excited to be working with such an innovative and forward-thinking organization like Knute Nelson,” said GrandCare’s CEO, Dan Maynard. “Home care and long term care agencies across the nation should watch how Knute Nelson so seamlessly integrates the GrandCare technology into their service offerings.”
Knute Nelson has seen many results using GrandCare, including increased direct patient care coordination and transitions for patients and their caregivers, reducing hospitalizations by establishing and monitoring vital sign parameters for daily living.
Knute Nelson has developed smart home programming using GrandCare technology with the assistance of several grants, including the Blandin Foundation, Home and Community-based Services Performance-based Incentive Payment Program and Community Services/Service Development from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

SCHEDULE

10 a.m. “It Takes a Village” – Overview of aging services. A broad overview of products and services with a focus on technology.
11 a.m. “What Can Technology Do For Me?” – GrandCare demo. A demonstration of GrandCare highlighting features such as telemonitoring, patient education, socialization, cognitive stimulation and remote family caregiving.
Noon: “Who Pays for This?” – Acknowledging innovation in older adult services. A demonstration of a variety of ways in which families can fund technology use in their home.
1 p.m. “What Can Technology Do For Me?” – GrandCare demo. A demonstration of GrandCare highlighting features such as telemonitoring, patient education, socialization, cognitive stimulation and remote family caregiving.
2 p.m. “The New Bucket List.” – Supporting adults with life-limiting illness. A discussion on the ways in which technology and home-based services can support those living with life-limiting illness.
3 p.m. “I Want to Live at Home” – Supporting seniors at home. A discussion on the ways in which technology and services can support those wanting to live safely at home as long as possible.
4 p.m. “How Can I Connect with my Family in California?” – Utilizing technology for distance caregiving. An overview of how important remote connectivity is and the value in family communication, with a focus on the need for telecommunication industry providers to provide affordable, unbundled telehealth packages for seniors.
5 p.m. “A Second Brain” – Technology enabling and prompting clients with memory loss. Laura Mitchell, chief marketing officer, and Scott Feldstein, director of product management, both of GrandCare Systems, will present on new technologies that support activities of daily living for today’s seniors.

Related Topics: MINNESOTA STATE FAIR
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