Maria Shriver On Hospice

Below is a short video of Maria Shriver sharing a recent hospice experience. Her message is very powerful and reinforces the value of sharing our stories with others. Special thanks to the Hospice Foundation of America for making Ms. Shriver’s video available. Have you had a hospice experience you’d like to share? We’d love to have you share your story…
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An Early Referral To Hospice Can Make A Big Difference

By Mary Lou As I was checking out at a local retail store last week, the clerk noticed my Hospice nametag. She commented that her daughter would probably be calling us in the near future because her husband (the clerk’s son-in-law) was very ill. They had recently returned from the University of Minnesota where they…
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Grief During The Holiday Season: Embracing Memories

By Connie DeKrey, Bereavement Specialist                                                         *** Christmas 2004: This was an even-numbered year, which meant it was our turn to celebrate the holiday with my husband’s side of the family in Bismarck; odd-numbered years had traditionally been spent with my side of the family. But current circumstances dictated differently. My Mom was temporarily staying…
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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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