Hospice Care Became My Calling_blog

How Hospice Care Became My Calling

By Tracee Capron, executive director The day I received a phone call that my family needed comfort care/hospice care was the beginning of a journey that would change my life and the lives of my family members forever. At the time, I was an oncology nurse working in a hospital and I had an inaccurate…
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Difficult Conversations: How To Talk About Hospice Care

Family members and caregivers often feel uncomfortable talking about death and dying. But, these may be some of the most important conversations we have. If we avoid talking about death, how will we know what our loved ones want? It’s OK to talk about end-of-life wishes and hospice. Talking about hospice care does not mean…
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How to Write a Sympathy Note

How To Write A Sympathy Note

When someone you know loses a loved one to death, a common reaction is to send a sympathy card. But once it’s purchased, what do you write inside? Do you have the perfect words of comfort? Will you accidentally say the wrong thing? Writing a sympathy note isn’t easy, but it is important. You can’t…
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Miranda Heintzman

A Heart For Hospice: One Hospice Employee Shares Her Calling To Care

For Hospice of the Red River Valley employee Miranda Heintzman, this line of work is more than a job, it’s her calling. It speaks to the core of who she is as a person—kind, patient and, most of all, compassionate. “When I was a certified nursing assistant (CNA), I knew every day when I got…
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Gilman Beck

Northwood Resident Finds Value In Giving Back Through Hospice Volunteering

When you live in a smaller community, you inevitably become an essential fiber in the tapestry of the town. Community members grow up supporting one another and giving back whenever they can to lift up those in need, and who most likely lives down the street. This sentiment is true of Northwood, N.D., and its…
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