The time Hospice of the Red River Valley was able to give our family with my dad was a real blessing. I was able to interact with him as his daughter again and not as his caregiver.
They guided us through Dad’s journey; they helped prepare us and kept us informed each step of the way. Dad loved to have visitors and the time Hospice staff spent with him made a true difference in his quality of life.
Dad and I both knew the staff at The Madison and The Cottage so well and had a great appreciation for them. They treated him like family and I knew he was in good hands. As the Hospice team joined us, it was great to see the two organizations working alongside each other so well. It was really wonderful for all of us.
You often think of hospice as someone struggling at the end of their life, but Hospice gave Dad dignity until the end of his life. We often hear about death with dignity, but Dad was able to live with dignity. He was able to continue volunteering and spending time with his family, his two favorite things, while in the care of Hospice. With the help of Hospice, Dad lived until he died.
The care that not only my dad received but that our family received from Hospice of the Red River Valley took the pressure off of our family so we could enjoy Dad’s last days. Since his passing they’ve continued to offer support through our time of grief.
– Twila Aslesen and Family