Patients & Familes

(815) 625-3858

By your side, our family caring for your family.


Bereavement Support

Grief from the loss of a loved one or close friend brings forth a range of emotions and responses which can be confusing or hard to understand. Our bereavement counselor assesses the needs of the family following the death of each of our patients. We can provide in-home, phone or education grief support as needed or requested.
Bereavement services are also available to anyone in the community experiencing the loss of a loved one, including counseling for both adults and youth.
Besides counseling services, other grief support options are available including: T*I*M*E (Together in Memories) Grief Support Group, Annual Memorial Service, and more.
There is no charge for our bereavement services or programs. For information about our bereavement services, call 815-625-3858.



Chaplain Services

Rock River Hospice & Home has a specially trained Hospice Chaplain on staff that can provide care to patients and their families according to their desires and beliefs, with an open, sensitive, non-judgmental presence. The Hospice Chaplain can provide assistance to patients and families making connection with clergy of their own faith, assist with funeral planning and memorial services and may be available to officiate if desired.

We Honor Veterans

America’s veterans have done everything asked of them in their mission to serve our country and we  believe it is never too late to give them a hero’s welcome home. That’s why Rock River Hospice & Home is taking part in the We Honor Veterans program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the VA. Our staff understands the unique needs of veterans and are prepared to meet the specific challenges that veterans and their families may face at the end of life. We have embraced our mission to serve America’s veterans.
It’s our way of saying thank you for the sacrifices they have made in serving us.

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

Chaplains also provide:
•  Listening skills when you feel lonely or confused.
•  Confidentiality with each visit.
•  An additional support to your own faith group.
•  Regular visits based on your needs and desires.

Memorial Ornaments

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

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