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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.

Sharon and Hilmer Baier in the rural Kulm home

Rural Kulm Couple Remain in Farm Home with Help from Hospice

The Baier farmhouse window frames a picturesque spring postcard of North Dakota’s famed Prairie Pothole region. Gently rolling hills remain covered with the stubble of last year’s corn crop. Thousands …

 

Gardening & Grieving: Life Lessons on Pruning & Growth

by Connie DeKrey, LBSW, CT                                         The earliest of gardening chores involves cleaning away the debris left behind by winter. The melting away of snow gives way to a real …

 

Heartcast, Episode 6: Celebrating the Role of a Hospice Volunteer

In episode 6 of Heartcast, Kristi Ostlund, Hospice of the Red River Valley volunteer coordinator, discusses the volunteer program offered by the organization. Volunteers provide critical support for our day-to-day …

 

Watching Over You: A Couple’s Promise to Each Other in Husband End-of-life Journey

When I go, I will return, Mother Earth willing. As human form or animal form, I will be watching over you. Michelle Christianson is comforted by these words—a poem shaped …

 

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 …

 

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 …