About Us

Hospice of the Red River Valley

For nearly 40 years, Hospice of the Red River Valley has provided exceptional, person-centered medical care and grief support for our communities. With our sister organization, House Calls, we can help you live well through more of life’s transitions.

Hospice of the Red River Valley provides intensive comfort care for those with a life-limiting, serious illness who have chosen to stop curative treatments. Hospice relieves pain and symptoms while attending to an individual’s physical, personal, emotional and spiritual needs.

Hospice care:

  • is provided when an individual has a life expectancy of six months or less.
  • is intensive comfort care, rather than curative care; individuals choose to focus on quality of life and forgo curative treatments.
  • provides the medications for the terminal diagnosis and related conditions, equipment and supplies.
  • includes 24/7 access via phone to a team of health care professionals, including the hospice physician, nurse practitioner and registered nurse to address an individuals’ medical needs; certified nursing assistant to provide the patient with personal cares like bathing, dressing and grooming; social workers and chaplains to offer emotional and spiritual support; and bereavement specialist who support family members and loved ones for 13 months after a death.
  • offers volunteer support to patients for companionship by playing cards, reading a newspaper, having coffee, taking walks, giving wheelchair rides or whatever the patient find most comforting.
 

National Hospice Organizations

Hospice of the Red River Valley is a member of several national hospice groups. The following websites provide information on hospice care philosophy, practices, national healthcare coverage programs and more. Hospice of the Red River Valley is not affiliated with these organizations.

National Partnership for Hospice Innovation – NPHI is a collaborative of not-for-profit, community-integrated, hospice and palliative care providers from across the country. NPHI members invest heavily in bedside care, provide robust bereavement services, offer psychosocial and spiritual support, and consistently achieve the highest standard of care.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization – NHPCO is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs in the Unites States. They’re committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.

Hospice Foundation of America – The Hospice Foundation of America provides leadership in the development and application of hospice and its philosophy of care with the goal of enhancing the U.S. health care system and the role of hospice within it.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services provides information on medical and support services from Medicare-approved hospices.