What Is A CNA Visit Really Like?

By Amy I recently went on a patient visit with Pat, a certified nursing assistant (CNA). As a CNA, Pat’s job is to provide personal cares, such as bathing, feeding and light housework. I think this must be one of the most difficult jobs on earth, but Pat vehemently disagrees. In fact, Pat left her…
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What’s The Latest? Family Communication Long-Distance

  By Mary Lou When my father died in 1998, the preferred method of voice communication was still telephone. During his illness, we played the telephone game. Whenever there was a change, or even just to let us know things were okay, my mother would get on the phone and begin the conversation with the seven…
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Welcome To The Hospice Of The Red River Valley Blog!

The launch of our blog has been a long process, built from conversations with co-workers about the types of questions caregivers—and the general public—often have about care giving, and ultimately about hospice care. We wanted to explore these issues and questions in a way that effectively reaches as many people as possible, in a comfortable…
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