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Hospice of the Red River Valley

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Date registered: September 19, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Dying In America Is Harder Than It Has To Be, IOM Says — October 20, 2014
  2. True Grit: Patient Celebrates a Year on Hospice Care — October 7, 2014
  3. Hospice Youth Journeys: Helping Kids Navigate through Grief & Uncertainty — September 23, 2014
  4. Hospice Hosts Journeying Home Conference Sept. 23-24! — September 18, 2014
  5. Loose Ends — September 9, 2014

Most commented posts

  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 — 3 comments
  4. Caregiver Burnout: Signs to Watch for in Yourself and Others — 3 comments
  5. Honoring the Memories of Our Loved Ones — 2 comments

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Oct 20

Dying In America Is Harder Than It Has To Be, IOM Says

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By Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News Staff Writer It is time for conversations about death to become a part of life. That is one of the themes of a 500-page report, titled “Dying In America,” released by the Institute of Medicine. The report suggests that the first end-of-life conversation could coincide with a cherished American …

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Oct 07

True Grit: Patient Celebrates a Year on Hospice Care

Duane_1

For 365 days, Duane, Hospice of the Red River Valley patient, has received hospice care in his home, with his beloved wife, JoAnn, by his side. Each day is an adventure that Duane has met with true grit, gratitude and a little humor. A year ago, Duane left the hospital for the last time with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://hospicerrvblog.areavoices.com/2014/10/07/true-grit-patient-celebrates-a-year-on-hospice-care/

Sep 23

Hospice Youth Journeys: Helping Kids Navigate through Grief & Uncertainty

Youth Journeys

Through creativity and imagery, Hospice of the Red River Valley Chaplain Tom Holtey shapes a safe and warm environment for youth to explore their grief emotions during Youth Journeys, a day-long grief workshop offered by Hospice of the Red River Valley for young people, ages 6-18, who have experienced the death of a loved one. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://hospicerrvblog.areavoices.com/2014/09/23/hospice-youth-journeys-helping-kids-navigate-through-grief-uncertainty/

Sep 18

Hospice Hosts Journeying Home Conference Sept. 23-24!

Journeying Home 2014

At Hospice of the Red River Valley, we’re committed to providing quality end-of-life care and education, including grief support and resources. We’re pleased to announce our annual Journeying Home Conference will take place Sept. 23-24, 2014, at the Ramada Plaza & Suites in Fargo. The conference kicks off with a FREE community event on Tuesday, …

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Sep 09

Loose Ends

By Chaplain Karin Moberg In the last year of Mom’s life she had become increasingly confined because of emphysema and COPD, until eventually she was living what we call in hospice, a “bed-to-chair” existence. Her oxygen tubing was long enough to stretch across her small one room apartment, while her nebulizer and inhalers sat on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://hospicerrvblog.areavoices.com/2014/09/09/loose-ends/

Aug 26

Ride the Red for Hospice on September 13!

Ride the Red

Flint Communications invites you to gather your friends and family and join us for the 14th Annual Ride the Red to benefit  Hospice of the Red River Valley! When Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 Registration opens at 9 a.m.; the bike ride begins at 9:30 a.m. Where This non-competitive bike ride begins and ends at Fargo’s …

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Aug 12

Hospice Nurse Practitioner, On Compassion & Kindness

Michelle Cooley

We are all the same inside, and we all have the same basic needs—no matter our culture, age or road to travel. It’s a simple sentiment, but one in which Michelle Cooley, Hospice of the Red River Valley nurse practitioner, lives to the “T.” As a mother of three, grandmother of two, former foster parent …

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Jul 29

Every Gift Counts: Donations to Hospice Patients Provide Immeasurable Support

Jane Bartholomay

By Jane Bartholomay If you knew you had just a few months left to laugh, love and live, how would you choose to spend your final days or weeks? For some faced with a terminal illness, the choice is clear—comfortably and surrounded by loved ones, which means accepting hospice care. What services does Hospice provide? …

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Jul 15

Caregiving 101

Sharon Dardis

by Sharon Dardis Editor’s note: Hospice of the Red River Valley is fortunate to have wonderful guest bloggers contribute to our blog. This blog is written by Sharon Dardis, former Hospice of the Red River Valley employee, and republishing or reprinting any part of this article, The Caregiver Bill of Rights or Top 10 List …

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Permanent link to this article: http://hospicerrvblog.areavoices.com/2014/07/15/caregiving-101/

Jun 30

A Brit with a Big Heart: One Volunteer’s Experience with Hospice

Hazel Meidlinger

More than 4,000 miles away and 50 years ago, while growing up in Leicester, England, Hazel Meidlinger couldn’t have imagined the significant role Hospice would play in her life. She was familiar with the concept of hospice care because of its English roots, a movement started by Dame Cicely Saunders in 1948. “I heartily believed …

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