“Why Not”: The Story Of How Hospice Of The Red River Valley Formed

In the quaint village of Quinton, a suburb of Birmingham, England, Joy Query grew up as one of three children in a socially conscious, well-educated family. The focus on health and welfare of their fellow countrymen was an important family value passed down from generation to generation, beginning with Joy’s grandfather who was a physician…
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Hospice Care in a Facility

Hospice Care In An Assisted Living Or Skilled Nursing Facility

If your loved one resides in an assisted living or skilled nursing facility, you are entrusting others to provide the best care possible for your loved one. Staff members in these facilities are experts in long-term care, and Hospice of the Red River Valley staff members are experts in pain and symptom management for end-of-life…
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Naytahwaush Nightriders

A Reason To Ride: Northern Minnesota Community Supports Hospice Through Annual Snowmobile Ride

Nestled among evergreens and winding roads in eastern Mahnomen County, Naytahwaush, Minn., is a quaint town whose residents hold Hospice of the Red River Valley especially close to heart. For the past 13 years, community members have combined their love of Minnesota winters with supporting their friends and neighbors by participating in the Hospice Ride,…
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Julie Aanenson

Hospice Volunteer Shares Music From The Heart With Patients

The patient sleeps most of the time, even when she has visitors. But Julie Aanenson heard her singing, just a little bit, the last time she visited. As a Hospice of the Red River Valley volunteer, Julie sings and plays music for the patients she sees. “The patient was otherwise nonresponsive,” Julie said. “I can…
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Forgiveness at the End of Life

Forgiveness At The End Of Life

by Lauryl Ivers, M.Div., B.C.C. If not for the grace and forgiveness I have experienced in my own life, I know I wouldn’t be able to do the work I do today. I am a Hospice of the Red River Valley chaplain, and it is my privilege to enter the homes and lives of people…
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