Hospice Care

Everyone deserves to have the best quality of life possible and be treated with dignity, especially during the last months of life. Hospice care help people live comfortably and with a sense of normalcy, regardless of a terminal illness.

Quality of life, comfort and dignity to live well during life’s final months

Hospice care is intensive comfort care for those with a life-limiting, serious illness who have chosen to stop or go without curative treatments. Hospice relieves pain and symptoms while attending to an individual’s physical, personal, emotional and spiritual needs. Choosing hospice means taking control of your care and making the most of every day.

In addition to expert pain and symptom management, our hospice team brings sensitivity, compassion and skill to meet our patients’ needs and support their loved ones and caregivers. With an emphasis on comfort rather than curative treatments, patients and their loved ones are able to spend time simply being together. When pain and symptoms are relieved, the anxiety and stress that may accompany a terminal illness are lessened, too.

For caregivers, the stress of caring for someone with a serious illness is reduced by having a team of compassionate professionals available. We work closely with family members and loved ones to educate and empower them as caregivers. Our team provides much needed support not only for our patients, but also for their loved ones after a death through grief support. Our hospice team is dedicated to helping you live life as fully as possible wherever you reside, with comfort, meaning, respect and dignity.

Hospice care includes:

  • Pain and symptom management
  • Help with bathing, dressing and/or eating
  • Emotional and spiritual support
  • Medications, equipment and supplies
  • Respite care
  • Caregiver support, education and guidance from your hospice team
  • Grief support

If you’re living with a life-limiting illness, Hospice of the Red River Valley can help. When you’re ready to learn more, contact us. We’ll visit with you at a time convenient for you, free of charge. If hospice care is right for you, we will do the follow-up work, including contacting your doctor, starting the necessary paperwork and arranging a visit with a hospice nurse.