Gianna Homes is pleased to announce Abbigail “Abbie” Knudson as Registered Nurse Case Manager for our residential memory care homes and home care clients. Abbie graduated with her Associates degree in Nursing from Anoka-Ramsey Community College. Abbie’s ability to assist in the care of her grandparent leads her to nursing. Abbie has always had a passion for helping and healing others. Once she became more hands on with her grandmother who was bedridden from a massive stroke, Abbie realized this was her calling and could others live a full life no matter the circumstances. She has a background as a certified nursing assistant in a variety of areas including homecare, nursing home, assisted living, memory care and hospice.
Abbie has a great way of building relationships with residents, families and staff and we look forward to you meeting her. Abbie will divide her time between Sursum Corda, Gladys Place and our new home care clients. We sat down with Abbie and asked her what her philosophy of care was and this was what she had to say “Everyone deserves to live their best days until their last days”. I do not think physical and mental status changes deserve for the resident to adapt, I think us as caregivers need to adapt. In doing so we can create an environment that makes all their days as fulfilling as the ones leading them to where they are now. An example of this is “the beauty shop” Looking our best helps us feel our best. The residents are not able to do their own hair but should still have the chance to have their hair done.
We are excited to have Abbie join the Gianna Homes family. If you or someone you know is looking for a satisfying career, visit our careers page to learn more.
Gianna Homes Mission: Providing memory care with a loving kindness that respects the dignity of each resident. Welcome Home!