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What resources are available?

Hospice of the Red River Valley offers several helpful resources for caregivers and family members:

Handouts

Deciding about CPR and Code Status
This handout explains the differences between Code 1 and Code 2, and how to decide what is best for you or your loved one.

Nutrition and Hydration Information for Families
Learn suggestions and helpful hints on providing for your loved one’s changing nutrition and hydration needs.

Volunteer Services Available
Learn about services provided by Hospice volunteers available to patients and families.

Myths About Morphine
Morphine is commonly misunderstood. This handout addresses the myths and facts about morphine.

Other Helpful Resources for Caregivers and Family Members

Your role as a caregiver is vitally important, and we recognize it can be challenging at times. Hospice is committed to helping you every step of the way. The following websites offer support for caregivers and additional information to help make your caregiving role more manageable.

AARP’s Caregiving.org offers many free online tools and resources, including connecting with an expert, care for the caregiver and caregiving issues, for caregivers of types.

CaringInfo.org is a free online resource to find information about issues, such as home safety, pain management, talking with a child about his or her illness and much more.

CaringBridge.org offers free patient websites to help loved ones share information and support throughout serious health events, care and recovery. It is easy to set up and use. By using CaringBridge, you will be able to automatically notify family and friends each time new information is posted.

Helpful Articles Related to End-of-Life Care

When to Consider Hospice Care – Consumer Reports

A Lesson in Hope – in-Training

Let’s Talk About Death – TEDx

We can provide answers to the common questions you might have: