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Service gap: Hospice providers say stigmas keep them from helping patients earlier

July 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — When Donovon Nelson’s back problems started causing him to fall down, his wife, Mary, knew where he could get help.
She recommended Hospice of the Red River Valley, which eased her mother’s last weeks of life. Hospice staff members sta…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

To give is to receive

August 6, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Kristy Eastlund of Alexandria is a natural caregiver. She’s patient, caring, compassionate and quick to offer food or help with chores when someone is in need.
Despite that, she adamantly said “no” when a friend encouraged her to become a hospice volunteer. Continue Reading

Hospice program offered Tuesday at Sanford

April 16, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON The 20th annual Hospice Foundation of America Living with Grief video education program, “Improving Care for Veterans Facing Illness and Death,” will be shown from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the classroom at Sanford Worthington Medical Center, 1018 Sixth Ave. Continue Reading

Polar Pig raises $19,000 for hospice

February 4, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun

A beauty queen, a firefighter, superheroes, clowns, kids and a giant parrot all leaped into water on a snowy day to earn $19,000 for Jamestown Regional Medical Center’s hospice program Saturday in the Polar Pig Walk the Plank fund-raiser. Continue Reading

Sanford to offer hospice seminar

October 30, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

LUVERNE Sanford Luverne Hospice will offer a free educational seminar, “Providing Care at the End of Life,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Blue Mound Room at Sanford Luverne. Continue Reading

Johnson visits McGovern at Sioux Falls hospice

October 20, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Johnson said the three-term senator and 1972 Democratic Party presidential nominee was “resting comfortably” at the hospice.
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Surrounded by family, McGovern’s condition unchanged

October 18, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) Former U.S. Sen. George McGovern is surrounded by his family members as he nears the end of his life.
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Daughter: George McGovern ‘nearing end,’ peaceful

October 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The daughter of former U.S. Sen. George McGovern says it’s a blessing that she and other family members are able to surround her father as he declines in hospice care in South Dakota.
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Hospice to host youth grief program

October 10, 2012 in DL-Online

Hospice of the Red River Valley is offering the following grief program this fall, specifically for youth. Registration is required and space is limited. Continue Reading

Hospice Tour of Tables luncheon is Oct. 27

September 25, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

LUVERNE Sanford Luverne Hospice will be hosting its annual Tour of Tables luncheon on Oct. 27. Continue Reading