10 Things to Know About Hospice Care

10 Things To Know About Hospice Care

Hospice care is a set of specialty services designed specifically for individuals with late-stage illnesses and their loved ones, and includes medical, emotional, spiritual and grief support. Despite its many advantages, for both patients and their families, hospice is often misunderstood. Sometimes, hospice care is never offered and other times an individual or family is…
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New Year's Resolutions for Grieving

New Year’s Resolutions For Grieving

by Connie DeKrey, BSW, LSW, CT This time of year, we are inundated by the media with suggestions for changes we can make to greatly improve our lives in the new year. Talk shows tout weight loss strategies sure to trim us, magazines promote products and plans to perfectly organize our spaces, fitness gurus guide…
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Year In Review: The Most Read Hospice Blog Posts Of 2015

In 2015, Hospice of the Red River Valley’s blog was visited more than 20,000 times. Many individual posts were visited hundreds, or even thousands, of times—further validating our belief that education, information and an open conversation about hospice care, death and grief are valued and needed in our communities. One of our most passionate goals…
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Kindness And Compassion Personified: Why I Support Hospice

Dear friend, I wish you could have known my wife, Marcia. She was brilliant—a perfect wife and mother of four. We met as children when I pushed her in a snowbank. Years later, Marcia waited for me while I spent two years overseas with the military, and we eventually married when I returned. For 54…
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5 Activities to do with a Terminally Ill Loved One

5 Activities To Do With A Terminally Ill Loved One

By Gloria Witt When someone you care about or love has been told they only have a few days, weeks or months to live, it can be difficult to deal with that reality. It’s in our nature to always want to ‘fix’ things, so when we are unable to ‘fix’ the dying person, we sometimes…
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