Angie Judd

Pampering Patients: Hospice Certified Nursing Assistant Takes Pride in Providing Delicate Care

Hospice of the Red River Valley certified nursing assistants (CNAs) work with patients to provide individualized care based on each person’s preferences. Hospice CNAs help patients with personal care needs, including feeding, bathing assistance, shaving and nail care. They also provide light housekeeping services for individuals under our care. But perhaps the most important aspect …

Ruby Gramlow

From Ashley to Wyndmere: Hospice Nurse Covers Thousands of Miles Caring for Patients

Hospice of the Red River Valley’s registered nurses (RNs) specialize in pain control and symptom management for terminally ill individuals. They advocate for the patient and provide exceptional patient-centered care guided by the person’s wishes. They monitor vitals and manage all equipment, medications and supplies in the patient’s home. Another important aspect of the field …

Lisa Stroschein

Hospice Social Workers: A Purpose & Commitment to Serve Those in Need

Hospice of the Red River Valley social workers specialize in helping patients and families navigate the end-of-life journey through emotional support, planning and problem solving. Assistance comes in a variety of different ways, including educating a patient’s family members so they can feel confident in their roles as caregivers and identifying additional community resources to …

Hospice Chaplains Provide Spiritual Comfort to Patients at the End of Life

Spiritual care can be vital to the well-being of a person. Studies show spiritual care is associated with better quality of life for patients who are near death. As part of the hospice interdisciplinary team, Hospice of the Red River Valley’s chaplains provide spiritual comfort at the end of life, if desired by the patient …

Kriston Wenzel

Hospice Grief Specialist Companions Individuals Through Their Grief

We recognize that the death of a loved one can be one of the most stressful life events a person can experience—whether the death is expected or not. Grief is a natural part of life, but it affects everyone differently, including how a person feels, thinks, behaves—even what they believe. Part of Hospice of the …

Diego Portillo Lopez

With Dignity and Respect: Hospice Certified Nursing Assistants’ Role in Caring for Patients

Hospice of the Red River Valley CNAs work with patients to provide individualized care based on each person’s preferences. Hospice CNAs help patients with personal care needs, including feeding, bathing assistance, shaving and nail care. They also provide light housekeeping services for individuals under our care. But perhaps the most important aspect of a hospice …

Hospice Nurse Profile: Judy Hendry

Hospice Nurse Profile: Judy Hendry

May 6-12 is National Nurses Week, a time to recognize the professional contributions of nurses in delivering exceptional care to those in need. Hospice nurses take on a critical role in caring for terminally ill patients and their families. Comfort is a hospice nurse’s primary focus and advocating for patients is always their number one priority. Hospice of the Red...

The Distinct Role of a Hospice Social Worker, Tammy Baehler

The Distinct Role of a Hospice Social Worker

National Social Work Month is celebrated every March and offers us an opportunity to acknowledge the significant contributions of our hospice social workers. The role of a hospice social worker is to advocate for each patient’s end-of-life wishes and help individuals address the emotional aspects of late-stage illnesses. Hospice social workers also assist families in identifying other available local...

Joy Query

“Why Not”: The Story of How Hospice of the Red River Valley Formed

In the quaint village of Quinton, a suburb of Birmingham, England, Joy Query grew up as one of three children in a socially conscious, well-educated family. The focus on health and welfare of their fellow countrymen was an important family value passed down from generation to generation, beginning with Joy’s grandfather who was a physician and many other family...

Vickie Haverkamp

Hospice Chaplains Help Bring Comfort and Peace to Patients at the End of Life

Spiritual care can be vital to the well-being of a person. Such care is often where we find our purpose, direction in life, values, self-worth and morals. As part of the hospice interdisciplinary team, Hospice of the Red River Valley’s chaplains promote caring for the whole person by providing spiritual comfort at the end of life, if desired by...