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Hospice of the Red River Valley

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Date registered: September 19, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Are You Traveling Without A Road Map? Advance Care Planning Essentials — June 30, 2015
  2. Shear Gratitude: Volunteer Delights Hospice Patients with Haircuts — June 16, 2015
  3. In the Midst of a Life-Changing Event, Hospice Provides Extra Support to Patient — June 2, 2015
  4. A Labor of Love Becomes a Form of Healing — May 19, 2015
  5. Area Man Flies Tandem with Hospice of the Red River Valley — May 5, 2015

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  1. Helping Out Offers and Assignments — 6 comments
  2. Dear Santa … Top 10 Gift Ideas for Caregivers — 4 comments
  3. Coping with Guilt as a Caregiver — 4 comments
  4. What NOT to say to a Grieving Person: Tips from a Bereavement Specialist — 4 comments
  5. Caregiver Burnout: Signs to Watch for in Yourself and Others — 3 comments

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Jun 30

Are You Traveling Without A Road Map? Advance Care Planning Essentials

Are you traveling_road map

By Judy Peterson Advance care planning is like planning a road trip to an unfamiliar destination. People approach mapping their route in different ways, but your trip can be made more comfortable by planning ahead. An Advance directive is a map detailing where you want your health care “to go,” in the event you are …

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Jun 16

Shear Gratitude: Volunteer Delights Hospice Patients with Haircuts

Rebecca Wood_quote

Rebecca Wood, hair stylist and owner of a West Fargo salon and spa, has found the perfect way to blend her talents as a stylist with her love of volunteering. For the past year, Rebecca has visited the homes of Hospice of the Red River Valley patients to provide refreshing haircuts, and sometimes even a …

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Jun 02

In the Midst of a Life-Changing Event, Hospice Provides Extra Support to Patient

Grace_quote

In late January 2015, on an otherwise normal day, Grace faced a life-changing incident: a heart attack. In an instant, Grace’s world turned upside-down, and she and her family were left with many uncertainties. “After the heart attack, things changed. There were many things Mom couldn’t do alone anymore,” Jodi, Grace’s daughter, said. “Losing that …

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May 19

A Labor of Love Becomes a Form of Healing

Joan with quilts

“A hug is a blanket of kindness.” – unknown author Greeted by a hug and a warm smile, any guest to Joan’s home is considered an instant friend. It’s no surprise Joan is a “hugger.” For the past several months, her fingers have carefully weaved vibrant, colorful strings of yarn this way and that, creating …

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May 05

Area Man Flies Tandem with Hospice of the Red River Valley

Stew Bass

Stewart ‘Stew’ Bass’ legacy has taken flight. As a WWII veteran pilot, he was personally involved in sinking the Yamoto, a large Japanese aircraft carrier, which marked a turning point in WWII and earned him a Navy Cross—one of the highest honors the Navy bestows. Through sharing his experiences in aviation, Stew touched many lives …

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Apr 21

How to Know if You’re a Caregiver: Signs to Recognize in Yourself and Others

By Sharon Dardis If you’re a Scrabble player, perhaps you already know there are 144 possible word combinations contained in the word “caregiver.” Likewise, there are probably as many situations in which someone might be involved in a setting that would consider them a “caregiver.” How do you know if you’re one of them? The …

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Apr 14

Good Deeds and Fellowship: Hospice Volunteer Aims to Make a Difference

Matt Mastrud

The year 2014 proved to be a year full of changes and personal transformation for Matt Mastrud, a Hospice of the Red River Valley volunteer. About seven months ago, Matt set two very deliberate goals: get into better shape by starting a Brazilian Jujitsu class and share his time with others by volunteering. He knew …

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Mar 24

Angels in Disguise: Husband Recalls Wife’s Experience with Hospice

Toot and Dee

“We traveled all over together, her and I,” Gerald ‘Toot’ shared about his late wife, Dee. “All you had to say to her is, ‘Dee, how would you like to … ?,’ and she would say ‘yes’ right away. You wouldn’t even have to finish what you were going to ask. She was willing to …

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Mar 17

Unexpected Connection: A First-time Volunteer’s Rewarding Experience with Hospice

Julie S.

When Julie Swiontek first considered volunteering for Hospice of the Red River Valley, she thought office work suited her best, and she never dreamed she would visit patients. “I thought, ‘I don’t know how to start conversations. What do I do if something happens?’” she explained. Julie spoke with Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Kristi Sherven, who …

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Mar 10

Helping Your Parents Deal with Loss

Janna Kontz

By Janna Kontz My Dad was an amazing man. He had an eighth-grade education, but he never allowed that to hold him back. He was incredibly intelligent and loved to be challenged by things like serving on the school board and church council and being District Governor of the Lions. He was great at math …

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