Gilman Beck

Northwood Resident Finds Value In Giving Back Through Hospice Volunteering

When you live in a smaller community, you inevitably become an essential fiber in the tapestry of the town. Community members grow up supporting one another and giving back whenever they can to lift up those in need, and who most likely lives down the street. This sentiment is true of Northwood, N.D., and its…
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The Mourner’s Bill Of Rights

by Dr. Alan Wolfelt Though you should reach out to others as you do the work of mourning, you should not feel obligated to accept the unhelpful responses you may receive from some people. You are the one who is grieving, and as such, you have certain “rights” no one should try to take away…
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How Donations To Hospice Help Support End-of-Life Care

As a non-profit organization, Hospice of the Red River Valley receives funds from a variety of sources, including Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. But we also rely heavily on community support to enhance the care and services we provide to those with terminal illnesses and their families. Deliberate acts of generosity ensure our compassionate care…
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Angel at Your Door_Blog

Angels At Your Door: How Hospice CNAs Support Patient Care

by Arlene Correia, CNA One of the many services offered to Hospice of the Red River Valley patients is regularly scheduled visits by our certified nursing assistant (CNA) staff. Four years ago when I joined the CNA staff at Hospice of the Red River Valley, one of my mentors, Jerry, who is a long-time CNA…
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The Physical Pain Grief Leaves Behind

by Lauryl Ivers, chaplain Grief touches every part of us. We feel it in relationships with our families, friends, co-workers and in our hearts and minds—even in our bodies. My mother died under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley a few years ago. The Hospice team was so helpful for me and…
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