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Hospice of the Red River Valley

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Date registered: September 19, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Why We Give: Kirk & Stephanie’s Story — December 16, 2014
  2. Honoring Our Relationships: The Simplicity of Legacy — December 2, 2014
  3. Passion for Learning Bonds Hospice Patient and Chaplain — November 18, 2014
  4. Salute to Service: Hospice Cares for Veteran — November 11, 2014
  5. November is National Hospice Month: Letter to the Editor — November 4, 2014

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  4. Coping with Guilt as a Caregiver — 3 comments
  5. When it is Your Time, Would You Like to “Die Gently?” — 2 comments

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Dec 16

Why We Give: Kirk & Stephanie’s Story

Stephanie Dean

Dear friends, When Kirk, my husband of almost 43 years, was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in January 2012, we were stunned. Kirk hadn’t been in the hospital since he was a teenager and when we met the surgeon that evening in the emergency room, he told us he was afraid, since Kirk had been …

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Dec 02

Honoring Our Relationships: The Simplicity of Legacy

By Connie DeKrey, Bereavement Specialist “He served on the honor guard…” “Would you do me the honor of…” “Honor thy father and mother…” We hear the word “honor” used from time to time, and it usually pertains to something significant—an event or emotion. It can also be used to show high regard for a relationship. …

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Nov 18

Passion for Learning Bonds Hospice Patient and Chaplain

Dr. Bob W.

Hospice care may not readily come to mind as an intersection for science and spirituality, but for one patient and his chaplain, the connection they’ve forged was built from discussions about these very topics. Dr. Watson, a retired internist and a current patient receiving care from Hospice of the Red River Valley, approaches the world …

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Nov 11

Salute to Service: Hospice Cares for Veteran

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For Bob, Hospice of the Red River Valley patient, the Pledge of Allegiance is etched in the fabric of his life and memories past, as he gazed contentedly out the window at his picturesque farmstead. He sat upright in a hospital bed in his bedroom, watching the comings and goings of life on the farm …

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Nov 04

November is National Hospice Month: Letter to the Editor

National Hospice Month_2014

A common misconception of hospice care is people on hospice are lying in a bed, waiting to die. Even 40 years after the hospice movement began in the United States, many still equate hospice with “giving up.” Hospice care serves as a valid health care option for end-of-life. By learning more about the true benefits …

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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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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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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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