By your side, our family caring for your family.

(815) 625-3858


Veteran Pinning


Rock River Hospice & Home is a partner in the “We Honor Veterans” program in conjunction with the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. “We Honor Veterans” is designed to assist hospices in meeting and understanding the needs of veterans who are receiving hospice care. The goal is to comfort and honor patients with a history of military service and experience. Veteran volunteers are an excellent resource to our Veteran patients and offer respectful inquiry, compassionate listening, and grateful acknowledgement of their experiences and service to their country. A recent pinning was conducted by our Veteran volunteer, Jason Wittenauer for Clifton Judd, in honor of his service in the United States Army. Pictured (l to r) Shane Bufford, Judy Judd, Clifton Judd and Jason Wittenauer.

Charity Challenge


Rock River Hospice & Home won $5000 from Sterling Federal Bank in its First Annual Employee Charity Challenge. The challenge was a Facebook Voting Challenge. Your votes and commitment to support hospice services and Rock River Hospice & Home earned us third place and a donation of $5,000 from Sterling Federal Bank. Thank you to Sterling Federal Bank for their recognition and support of local non-profits. Congratulations to all of the nominated charities. From all of us at Rock River Hospice & Home and the patients and families we serve, a grateful, THANK YOU !

T*I*M*E (Together in Memories) Grief Support Group


When: Noon - 1:30 p.m., second Monday of every month

Where: Rock River Hospice & Home, 2706 Avenue E, Sterling, IL


Have you or anyone you know suffered the loss of a loved one? Are you grieving that loss, and feeling like you don’t know how to cope? If you would like to understand your thoughts and feelings during this difficult time, join T*I*M*E, a grief support group hosted by Rock River Hospice & Home. For more information about the group, call Cynthia at 815-625-3858.

Speakers Bureau


Education is essential to understanding Hospice philosophy and end of life decisions. Staff members and specially trained volunteers are available to speak to your group about a variety of topics. We customize our presentation to fit your needs and welcome the opportunities to share information about Hospice, bereavement and end of life care.


To schedule a speaker, call 815-625-3858 or email us here.


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

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