420 12th Avenue East, Alexandria, MN 56308

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Organizations Filed Purposes: The mission of Knute Nelson is to enrich the lives of everyone we serve. We have five core values - Christian Heritage, Valuing People, Customer-Focused Excellence, Community Engagement and Stewardship.

Operation of nursing home and senior services

Knute Nelson, an affiliate of Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, served over 8,200 older adults throughout their care continuum in 2019. This expansive continuum of care includes: Care Center, Short-Term Rehab Center, Skilled Memory Care, Assisted Living, Enhanced Assisted Living, Memory Care Assisted Living, Independent Living, Out-Patient Therapy, Wellness, Home Care, Hospice, Telehealth, Management Consulting, Pioneer Grill and Catering. Partnerships extend the breadth and depth of services such as Ethos Home Care and Hospice in Fargo-Moorhead; Alexandria Area YMCA in Alexandria; Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls; Crystal Brook Senior Living in Park Rapids; Pelican Valley Senior Living in Pelican Rapids; Centrex Rehab in Bloomington; and Care Ventures Cooperative in Dassel.Knute Nelson, and its managed partners, has 700+ employees and over 250 volunteers making it one of the top four employers in Alexandria. Within the skilled nursing facility, we have a short-term rehab unit, rehabilitation program, and care suites for end-of-life programming. We also have a wellness program that provides classes for residents, activities, and a chaplaincy program; all which enhance their quality of living. Our chaplaincy program is guided by Christian principles. All faiths are celebrated here and our chaplain provides a wide range of spiritual care through worship service, bible study groups, and resident and family support.The skilled nursing facility has the capacity to serve 93 individuals with their short- and long-term nursing and therapy needs. An increasing area of focus is our short-term rehab center where individuals receive necessary physical, speech, and occupational therapies and return back to their home. Knute Nelson accepts all payor sources: Medicare, Medicaid, insurance, and private pay. If a resident is unable to pay for their services, we will work with them to find a means to pay for their services and help them facilitate the application process for medical assistance through family members, Knute Nelson and Horizon Health Social Services. The goal of the Knute Nelson Home Care program is to help individuals stay in their own home as long as possible. We are able to help individuals of any age with skilled nursing services, physical, speech and occupational therapies, IV therapy, wound care, private duty nursing, home health aide, or assessment and management of their medical needs. We serve individuals throughout 21 counties throughout the West Central Region of Minnesota with offices located in Alexandria, Baxter, Morris, Elbow Lake, Fergus Falls, Long Prairie, Little Falls, Park Rapids and Wadena. Knute Nelson Hospice cares for people with life-limiting illnesses utilizing a holistic approach, including medical, physical, emotional, social and spiritual care for patients and families. Hospice provides a wide range of services from skilled nursing, medication and pain management, home health aides, physical therapy, occupational therapy, social workers and Chaplain. Hospice is provided wherever the patient calls home--in their own homes, nursing facilities, or other housing locations. Bereavement services and follow-up care are also a part of the hospice program. Our assisted living facility, Nelson Gables, promotes independence, security and quality of life. Daily coffee hour, restaurant style meal program, active aging wellness classes, parties and outings keep residents as active as they wish to be. A 24-hour staff, under the direction of a registered nurse, is ready to offer assistance with medication management, medication administration, bathing, and personal care. Grand Arbor, registered through Knute Nelson Senior Living Campus, LLC, is an enhanced continuing care retirement community that encourages active lifestyles with a town center and wellness center set among independent living apartments; general and high acuity assisted living apartments; and memory care assisted living apartments. A 24-hour licensed staff, under the direction of a registered nurse, is able to offer assistance with medication management, medication administration, bathing, and other personal care.Knute Nelson has expanded its management consulting services to offer sought-out expertise to other senior living providers. Partnerships extend throughout Knute Nelson's geographic footprint and allow for an enhanced level of service to other providers, including Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls (Little Falls, MN), Crystal Brook Senior Living (Park Rapids, MN), Pelican Valley Senior Living (Pelican Rapids, MN), and Ethos Home Care & Hospice (Fargo, ND).

Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

NameTitleHours Per WeekTotal Salary
Mark AndersonPresident/CEO35$284,196
Angela Urmansr VpChief Operating Officer40$170,209
Marnie Gugisbergsr VpChief Financial Officer39$168,530
Katie PerrysrvpChief Development/Strategy Officer20$151,489
Michelle SolwoldAdministrator40$114,489
Konnie EvansVP of Home Care and Hospice40$111,257
Jeffrey MontgomeryDirector1$0
Dustin ThornburgDirector1$0
Pam CarlsonDirector1$0
Kathryn FischerDirector1$0
Richard MoenDirector1$0
Chad CoauetteSecretary1$0
Rick PaulsenTreasurer1$0
David WolfVice-Chair1$0
Deena StefflChair1$0

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