5 Things About Grief_Blog

5 Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me About Grief

by David Montecuollo, chaplain “Today is a day that will live in agony!” Though these words many times go unspoken, they are often felt by a person or family who has lost a loved one. No matter the manner or cause of death, there is one commonality among people who lose a loved one, they…
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Caring Hands And Open Hearts: Celebrating The Important Role Hospice Nurses Play In Patient Care

It is National Nurses Week, a time to celebrate the professional contributions of nurses in delivering the highest level of quality care to patients, as recognized by the American Nurses Association. The celebration starts May 6 and closes on May 12, which is Florence Nightingale’s birthday, the founder of modern nursing. Nurses play an important…
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Going The Distance: Caring For Loved Ones From Afar

by Wendy Tabor-Buth, bereavement manager “Bump, set, spike,” I shout in support to the girls at volleyball practice. It’s a weekday evening, and I have the privilege of assistant coaching my daughter’s volleyball team. As the girls work together as team, I try to stay focused. But my thoughts are consumed by the phone call…
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Grief vs Depression

Grief Vs. Depression: What You Need To Know And When To Seek Help

by Stephanie Pritchard, LAPC, NCC, bereavement specialist It is not uncommon for people to question whether they or someone they know is depressed after the death of a loved one. For most people, the emotional, mental and physical symptoms experienced after a death can be attributed to normal grief. However, this is not always the…
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The Small Town With A Big Heart For Hospice

Fullerton, N.D., is a small town. Population: 54. It’s a tightknit community whose residents have known each other for decades—growing up together, working side by side, looking out for one another. It’s a community that Ruby Gramlow knows well. Ruby lives in Fullerton and works as a nurse for Hospice of the Red River Valley.…
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