Pathway Volunteers Provide Additional Support For Patients And Families

“I’m not afraid of dying, it’s getting there that worries me.” One of the biggest fears people have is that they will die alone. While Hospice of the Red River Valley cannot guarantee patients will not die alone, we have developed a volunteer program to address this need. The Pathway Volunteer Program was created to…
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Get To Know Our Physician

Dr. Tricia Langlois, MD, MS, ABIM, is the chief medical director at Hospice of the Red River Valley. In this role for five years, she is responsible for the strategic leadership and vision for delivering hospice and palliative care in both urban and rural settings. She is the expert within the organization that determines when end-of-life…
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Fulfilling Spiritual Wishes At The End Of Life

By Karin  As a chaplain with Hospice of the Red River Valley, I have the privilege of providing spiritual support to many of our patients and their families. My passion and interest in the spiritual dimension of hospice care emerged from my own experience. When I was twenty-eight years old (thirty-two years ago), my dad died…
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10 Tips To Help You Handle The Challenges Of Caregiving

Caring for someone in your home is never an easy task; yet, it can be one of the greatest gifts you give. Being a caregiver requires patience, understanding and love. Although there are many positive things that happen when caregiving, there are also many challenges. Knowing that these challenges will occur may help alleviate some…
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Strategies For Self-Care While Grieving

By Connie DeKrey, Bereavement Specialist Each journey of grief is as unique as the individual who walks its path. That being recognized, an aspect of grief that shares commonality with all who grieve is the need for self-care. Grief may be experienced in a variety of ways—emotionally, certainly, but also physically, cognitively and even spiritually.…
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