About us

(815) 625-3858

By your side, our family caring for your family.

Welcome to Rock River Hospice & Home

Rock River Hospice & Home is a free-standing, community based, non-profit hospice serving five counties in Northern Illinois, including Whiteside, Lee, Carroll, Ogle and Bureau counties.  For more than 35 years, Rock River Hospice & Home (formerly Hospice of the Rock River Valley) has provided compassionate quality hospice care regardless of the patient's ability to pay, and no person will be billed from RRHH for routine hospice services.
  • Keeping the patient comfortable in his/her own home or place of residence.
  • Helping the patient and family gain a sense of control and competence.
  • Promoting the patient's and family's dignity, autonomy and right to privacy.
  • Enhancing the time the patient and family share.
The best time to learn about hospice is before you need it.  To speak with one of our professionals, call Rock River Hospice & Home at (815) 625-3858.

Our Mission

"By Your Side, Our Family Caring For Your Family."

Rock River Hospice & Home affirms life by providing exceptional care and support to those transitioning through serious illness, death and grief.

Why Rock River Hospice & Home?

Founded by volunteers in 1982, following a need for care of terminally-ill patients by the Whiteside County Board, Whiteside County Hospice was formed.  In 1995, Sauk Valley Hospice and Whiteside County Hospice merged to establish Hospice of the Rock River Valley. These programs brought together boards, staff and volunteers, and combined their knowledge and experience to provide an even higher quality of care to the terminally-ill in Lee and Whiteside counties as well as Bureau, Carroll and Ogle counties. In 2014, plans were announced to build a new 6-bed hospice home in Sterling, IL. Opening in the Fall of 2017, Hospice of the Rock River Valley became know as Rock River Hospice & Home, keeping with our tradition, yet expanding on our future. RRHH remains the only independent, non-profit hospice in the Sauk Valley area. RRHH has been providing expert and compassionate quality care to our communities for more than 35 years.
Rock River Hospice & Home is a community hospice responding to community needs.
The support of the Sauk Valley area allows all of our resources to support patient care and programs that benefit our patients and families. We provide services to everyone regardless of age or ability to pay, and offers free programs to the community. The community generously supports Rock River Hospice & Home through donations and volunteering.
Exclusively focused on end-of-life issues.
An experienced team of specialized caregivers: physicians, nurses, licensed nursing assistants, social workers, spiritual care coordinators, bereavement coordinators, and trained volunteers help patients and families with the specific challenges of coping with a terminal illness.
The care you need in your setting.
Wherever you are — at home, in the hospital, in an assisted living facility or nursing home, or at the new hospice home, Rock River Hospice & Home can serve you. You are able to keep your primary care physician and together, we will provide the expert care needed to support you through this time of life.
Every patient deserves special treatment.
Rock River Hospice & Home services includes expert comfort care that alleviates pain, suffering, and anxiety and promotes the highest quality of life possible.
  •     Over 35 years of experience providing hospice care.
  •     Medicare/Medicaid certified.
  •     Non-for-profit, free-standing, community based.
  •     Provides care regardless of ability to pay.
  •     Provides care to all ages.
  •     Staff trained in pain and symptom management.
  •     Provides hospice care in 5 counties.
  •     Staff Social Worker and Hospice Chaplain available.
  •     Member of National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
  •     Available for inquiries or to answer questions.
Rock River Hospice & Home is licensed as a hospice by the State of Illinois and certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Rock River Hospice & Home accepts and cares for patients without discrimination on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation, mental or physical handicap, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin or ability to pay.


(815) 625-3858
Fax (815) 625-6152
2706 Avenue E
Sterling, IL 61081

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