Grieving the Loss of a Father

Grieving The Loss Of A Father – On Father’s Day

Father’s Day can be a difficult time for someone grieving the loss of either parent. It also can be awkward for friends and family wondering what to do with—or say to—the grieving person on this special day. We hope that you will join those who have found the following suggestions helpful in similar circumstances. Ways…
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Diego Portillo Lopez

With Dignity And Respect: Hospice Certified Nursing Assistants’ Role In Caring For Patients

It is National Nursing Assistants Week, a time to celebrate the professional contributions of certified nursing assistants (CNAs) in providing high-quality, dignified care to patients. Hospice of the Red River Valley CNAs work with patients to provide individualized care based on each person’s preferences. Hospice CNAs help patients with personal care needs, including feeding, bathing assistance,…
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Caregivers: A Patchwork Of Love

by Janna Benson Kontz, MDiv In many ways, I believe a brightly colored quilt symbolizes life with intricately interwoven shapes, colors and patterns. And, although life isn’t always as bright, easy and beautiful as a quilt, it’s not all dark either. We need both bright and dark shades to create the beautiful pattern, just as…
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Mindfulness

3 Ways To Use Mindfulness During Your Grief

by Stephanie Pritchard, LPC, NCC Mindfulness has become a hot topic in recent years even though it’s been practiced for centuries. It’s a tool that can be used to address a variety of challenges that people face, such as anxiety, depression, overeating, problems in relationships, chronic pain and grief. Fundamentally, mindfulness is more than having…
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Judy Hendry

Hospice Nurse Profile: Judy Hendry

May 6-12 is National Nurses Week, a time to recognize the professional contributions of nurses in delivering exceptional care to those in need. Hospice nurses take on a critical role in caring for terminally ill patients and their families. Comfort is a hospice nurse’s primary focus and advocating for patients is always their number one…
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