Grief vs Depression

Grief Vs. Depression: What You Need To Know And When To Seek Help

By Stephanie Pritchard, LAPC, NCC It is not uncommon for people to question whether they or someone they know is depressed after the death of a loved one. For most people, the emotional, mental and physical symptoms experienced after a death can be attributed to normal grief. However, this is not always the case. It…
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Celebrations Bears

The Small Town With A Big Heart For Hospice

Fullerton, N.D., is a small town. Population: 54. It’s a tightknit community whose residents have known each other for decades—growing up together, working side by side, looking out for one another. It’s a community that Ruby Gramlow knows well. Ruby lives in Fullerton and works as a nurse for Hospice of the Red River Valley.…
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Dear Evelyn

Amazing Grace: Hospice Volunteer Writes Of Her Experience With A Special Patient

by Brenda Podolak I have been a patient volunteer with Hospice of the Red River Valley for the past three and a half years. Throughout the past year, I have had the good fortune of visiting with one very special lady named Evelyn. How grateful I am for the life-long lessons that our time together…
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Bill K.

With Humor And Hospice, Couple Finds Peace And Comfort At The End Of Life

When you meet Bill and Karen, you instantly feel the love they have for one another. Their faces light up with joy when they sneak a glance of each other. A quick wit and robust laughter are at the heart of their relationship. They take turns teasing each other in a healthy back and forth,…
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Adjusting to Life_blog

Adjusting To Life After Caring For A Loved One With A Serious Illness

By Sharon Dardis, guest blogger “There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.” – Louise L’Amour I have never been a fan of endings. I have trouble with goodbyes. With the ending of something as intense as caregiving—in all its forms—there is certainly reason to wonder how…
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