Cyndy Andren

Hospice Employees Help Couple Celebrate Their 25th Wedding Anniversary

The old saying, “love at first sight,” rings true for Cyndy and Tony Andren, a Valley City, N.D., couple, who recently celebrated 25 years of marriage, filled with love, compassion, faith and family. Their courtship began as friendly neighbors and effortlessly grew into a deeper affection. “I really started to notice Tony when I witnessed…
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Vickie Haverkamp

Hospice Chaplains Help Bring Comfort And Peace To Patients At The End Of Life

Spiritual care can be vital to the well-being of a person. Such care is often where we find our purpose, direction in life, values, self-worth and morals. As part of the hospice interdisciplinary team, Hospice of the Red River Valley’s chaplains promote caring for the whole person by providing spiritual comfort at the end of…
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Journeying Home_Blog

Peace In Dying

by Barbara Karnes, RN, guest author A lot has been talked about people accepting and “coming to terms” with their approaching death. Even Elizabeth Kübler-Ross talked about acceptance as one of her stages of dying. I’m not so sure we “accept” that we are dying. I think we can understand that we are dying. I…
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Warren Wlitse

Lisbon-Area Volunteer Is Familiar Face And Comforting Presence To Hospice Patients

Warren Wiltse is a man with many roles: family man, caregiver, retired farmer and rancher, life-long Lisbon, N.D., resident; world traveler, local Kiwanis Club member (for the past 35 years), Gideons International member (for the past 59 years), friend to many, storyteller and conversationalist. One more role looms large in Warren’s heart and in his…
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Activities to Do with Sick Loved One

Activities To Do With A Sick Loved One

by Megan Suby Caring for a loved one during an end-of-life journey can be filled with challenges and joys. There may be times when a caregiver struggles to find meaningful and engaging activities for their loved one to participate in or help with. As humans, we often search for moments in life when we feel…
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