Hospice Care: Part Of The Solution

November is National Hospice/Palliative Care Month. The goal of this month is to increase understanding and awareness of care at the end of life. The following message is adapted from a Letter to the Editor. —————————————————————————— By Susan Health care reform has been among the nation’s hottest topics in the past year. In the midst of…
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Thank You, Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, all of us at Hospice of the Red River Valley would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to each of our nation’s veterans. We also want to extend our thanks to the many veterans and their families who have allowed us to give back by serving those who have served…
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Volunteering For Hospice: In Giving, You Receive Immeasurably

By Deb As the manager of volunteer services at Hospice of the Red River Valley (HRRV), I get to see first hand the impact our volunteers have on patients and their families. I realized recently that my 10 year anniversary as an employee for HRRV is coming up. This got me thinking back on how…
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The Blue Folder: Making Final Wishes Known

By Mary Lou Since I work in healthcare, I have learned from our hospice staff about the value of making your end-of-life wishes known. In fact, I always talked about it whenever I was invited to speak on hospice. I was talking the talk. The time had come to walk the walk. Armed with the…
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Spiritual Comfort At The End Of Life: The Role Of A Hospice Chaplain

Anytime you’re dealing with a life-limiting prognosis, spiritual issues inevitably bubble to the surface. Everybody approaches this topic and searches for answers in his/her own way. Hospice of the Red River Valley’s chaplains are experts in the field of ministry and professional clergy who recognize spiritual needs at this time of life. Hospice chaplains promote…
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