History / Mission / Spiritual Care

Our Heritage

Founded in 1948, Knute Nelson was established through a bequest by the late Senator and Governor of Minnesota, Knute Nelson (1843-1923), to provide care for older adults. Over the last 65+ years, the Knute Nelson organization has dramatically expanded its available services.

Knute Nelson cares for aging adults in environments that focus on attaining the highest quality of living, while providing services specifically designed to address each person's wellbeing.

Spiritual Care

Spiritual care programming is part of our mission work at Knute Nelson and encompasses all facets of our organization. Our approach to spiritual care is interdisciplinary and provided by all employees who serve as companions to our residents and clients in their journey of faith and healing.

Knute Nelson is affiliated with 15 local area churches that help guide and support our nonprofit mission and vision.

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