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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.

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Thoughtful Gifts for the Bereaved

When a friend or family member loses someone they love, it’s natural to want to comfort them in some way. Attending a memorial service, wake or funeral is very meaningful. …

 

Jane Reff & Jack Sunday

‘Isn’t it Lucky:’ Hospice Helps Fargo Couple Remain Together, at Home, Through the End of Life’s Journey

Jack Sunday leans back at his dining room table, hands behind his head. The laughs come readily as he shares stories of his late wife Jane Reff. The cherished memories …

 

Heartcast, Episode 11: Hospice Care Veteran Benefit

In episode 11 of Heartcast, Staci Metzger, Hospice of the Red River Valley lead social worker, discusses the hospice care veteran benefit available through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs …

 

The Hospice Care Veteran Benefit

by Staci Metzger, LMSW, LGSW, APHSW-C “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” -Joseph Campbell Honoring our nation’s veterans includes acknowledging …

 

3 Things to Know About Hospice Care

Hospice care is a specialized type of care for the whole person, including medical, emotional, personal and spiritual care, as well as grief support for the person’s loved ones. Hospice …

 

Tom Holtey

Hospice Chaplain Brings Peace to Patients

Pastor Tom Holtey pauses for a moment outside a hospice patient’s room. He closes his eyes, takes a few deep breaths and clears his mind of outside distractions. He centers …