Hospice of the Red River Valley is a non-profit hospice that provides intensive comfort care to enhance quality of life for individuals with life-limiting illnesses. Our site shares patient, caregiver and volunteer stories—demonstrating how hospice allows people to live well, and tools and resources about end-of-life and grief.

Heartcast, Episode 5: Mother’s Day & Grief

In episode 5 of Heartcast, Kriston Wenzel, grief specialist with Hospice of the Red River Valley, shares about the different types of grief people experience around Mother’s Day and offers tips to cope with the grief and expectations around the day.  LISTEN NOW 


Oliver Roth

After-hours Hospice Nurse Shares His Passion for End-of-life Care

Oliver Roth has loved working with people for as long as he can remember. His passion for helping individuals has led to a career nursing and taking care of people in their most tender and intimate journey in life: end of life. His technical skills combined with his compassion and empathy help guide Oliver’s purpose …


Marilyn Linsalata

Hospice Volunteer Makes Memories of a Lifetime

Celebration Bears are handmade by Hospice of the Red River Valley volunteers. They are made from a loved one’s clothing as a keepsake to honor their memory. For the recipients, they are a treasured memory of a loved one. For the creators, they are works of art. Marilyn Linsalata is one of Hospice of the …


hospice care vs. home health: what's the difference

Hospice Care vs. Home Health: What’s the Difference?

by Kristina Dathe, RN Many people who are eligible to receive home care and hospice care misunderstand the difference between the two types of care. While there are some general similarities, there are many differences, particularly regarding who can receive each service, what type of care is provided, and what the goal of care is …


Marilyn and Eric

Beloved Langdon Resident Receives Community, Hospice Support

Marilyn (Holmes) Hennager was born in New Westminster, the oldest city in western Canada located just outside of Vancouver, British Columbia. She was the third of four children who shared a humble upbringing that brought the family to Manitoba and eventually Saskatchewan, where they grew up. Marilyn was always proud of her Canadian heritage. She …


Heartcast, Episode 4: Setting goals, priorities on hospice care

In episode 4 of Heartcast, Kristina Dathe, Hospice of the Red River Valley registered nurse and community relations specialist, talks about how she helps patients and their families set priorities and goals while on hospice care. LISTEN NOW