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Hospice of the Red River Valley

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Date registered: September 19, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Faithfully Devoted: Honoring Wishes Made Simple with Hospice — August 25, 2015
  2. How to Recognize Signs of Pain in Those with Dementia — August 10, 2015
  3. When Irish Eyes are Smiling: Hospice Volunteer Brightens Patients’ Days — July 28, 2015
  4. Gifted Gratitude: A Family Member’s Choice to Support Hospice — July 14, 2015
  5. Are You Traveling Without A Road Map? Advance Care Planning Essentials — June 30, 2015

Most commented posts

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

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Aug 25

Faithfully Devoted: Honoring Wishes Made Simple with Hospice

Aunt Eva

A quiet soul and one who always thought of everyone else first, Eva had a beautiful smile and a kind, gentle presence. She spent her 90-plus years on this earth dedicated to the service of others, providing compassionate care as a nurse and a helping hand to many, including four of her siblings as they …

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Aug 10

How to Recognize Signs of Pain in Those with Dementia

Roxanne Smedsrud

by Roxanne Smedsrud I have been working in hospice care for more than 20 years, and when I hear the word pain, I can’t help but think no one should have to hurt at the end of life. This is especially true when I think of people living with dementia. Dementia is disease type that …

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Jul 28

When Irish Eyes are Smiling: Hospice Volunteer Brightens Patients’ Days

Clarice Satrom

Clarice Satrom has always been an outgoing and fun-loving person. Growing up in a tight-knit Irish family, she learned to appreciate music, dancing and laughter. She carried on her family’s traditions as she and her husband Lester raised two daughters and two sons on their farm near Grandin, N.D. Through 48 years of marriage, Clarice …

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Jul 14

Gifted Gratitude: A Family Member’s Choice to Support Hospice

Mary Nelson

“I knew if I needed them, all I had to do was pick up the phone and they’d be there. I could not have done this [cared for loved ones], twice, without Hospice.” Imagine, for a moment, facing the news that two of your closest loved ones are terminally ill—just a few short years apart. …

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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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