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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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The Grief You’re Feeling is Normal & Tips for Coping With It

by Janel Ruby, LBSW Is there a “normal” way to feel grief? Grief is a normal, natural part of the human experience. Every person grieves a loss in their lifetime—whether …

 

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Hospice Nurse Uses Holistic, Individualized Care to Connect with Patients

Corey Knauss has served people his entire life. His passion for caring for people eventually lead him to obtain his registered nurse (RN) degree, which brought him to hospice care. …

 

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Community Relations Specialist Reflects on the Power of Hospice Knowledge & Readiness

As a community relations specialist at Hospice of the Red River Valley, Sue Sorensen is constantly striving to educate, empower and improve the services offered by the organization. Sue works …

 

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Hospice & Volunteerism: What Roles Do Volunteers Fill?

by Kristi Ostlund Dr. Debasish Mridha once said, “There is no greater duty in this world than to serve others with deep compassion and love.” We see these words come …

 

Hospice Nurse Explains the Surge of Energy Often Seen at End of Life

by Ruby Gramlow, RN, CHPN Navigating end-of-life transitions is one of the most challenging journeys we will all face some day. You may have heard of terminally ill people experiencing …

 

The Importance of Showing Up During the Hard Times

by Janna Kontz, MDiv It’s easy to show up during good times, like the fun family and friends events with vigorous kickball games played by a healthy group, laughter, good …