Co-Vid 19 Restrictions

Patient Visitor Policy 

  • Two Adult visitors per patient at a time.
  • Masks are required to be worn by all visitors.
  • All patient visitors must check-in at the nurses station, where temperature checks will be done and screening questions will be asked.
  • Visitors must be symptom free/no fever. If you show symptoms you may be asked to leave.
  • No gatherings in common areas.
  • Exceptions may be made on an individualized basis. Please speak with a staff person regarding your questions or concerns.

Office Visitor Policy

  • All office visitors must use the front main entrance, unless otherwise instructed.
  • Masks are required to be worn by all visitors.
  • All visitors must check-in at the main entrance, where temperature checks will be done and screening questions will be asked.

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COVID-19 Notice

Visitor Restriction Policy (Effective 3.17.2020)

  • Two Adult visitors per patient at a time.
  • Visitors must be symptom free/no fever. If you show symptoms you may be asked to leave.
  • No gatherings in common areas.
  • Exceptions may be mad on an individualized basis. Please speak with a staff person regarding your questions or concerns.

We’re Your Local Non-Profit Hospice

‘Coping with a terminal illness in your family is one of life’s most challenging times, but you don’t have to face the challenges alone. As an area advocate for quality hospice care, Rock River Hospice & Home (RRHH) has been providing expert end of life care for patients in the final months of life – and support for their families – for over 38 years. Putting the needs of our patients and their families first … that is our commitment to you.

Our specialized services are focused on patient and family care and includes symptom management, emotional support, spiritual support and psychosocial services.

We provide a multi-disciplinary approach which includes your personal physician, nurses, aides, social workers, bereavement counselors, and volunteers who form a team to address and care for the patients’ needs while focusing on the individual’s quality of life.

Hospice services can be provided to patients in their own home, retirement center, long-term care facility, the hospice home or wherever the patient calls home.

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Last week, we posted about "having the talk" that no-one wants to have. This entire week we will help provide tips and education about how to start the conversation, how to choose a care plan, and many other difficult conversations.

www.caringinfo.org/planning/communicating/talking-with-others-about-their-wishes/

Having conversations with your loved ones about their end-of-life wishes can be a sensitive discussion. These conversations matter and are needed to learn about your loved one’s wishes so that those wishes can be honored at the end of life.
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Last week, we posted about having the talk that no-one wants to have.  This entire week we will help provide tips and education about how to start the conversation, how to choose a care plan, and many other difficult conversations.  https://www.caringinfo.org/planning/communicating/talking-with-others-about-their-wishes/  Having conversations with your loved ones about their end-of-life wishes can be a sensitive discussion. These conversations matter and are needed to learn about your loved one’s wishes so that those wishes can be honored at the end of life.

Have you talked to your loved ones about their end of life plan? It's a hard conversation to have but an important one. It's a talk no-one wants to start. But, it's necessary. Think about this conversation. Check back here all next week for tips on choosing your end of life care plan. ... See MoreSee Less

Have you talked to your loved ones about their end of life plan? Its a hard conversation to have but an important one. Its a talk no-one wants to start.  But, its necessary.  Think about this conversation. Check back here all next week for tips on choosing your end of life care plan.

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Talking with Others About Their End-of-Life Wishes Even if you have done everything to communicate your own end-of-life wishes, you may find yourself in a situation where you need to take the initiative and have the discussion with family members or loved ones who have not shared their end-of-life wishes with you. Here are a few helpful pointers to keep in mind as you plan for having this conversation: Select an Appropriate Setting Plan for the conversation; find a quiet, comfortable place that is free from distraction to hold a one-on-one discussion. Usually, a private setting is best. Ask Permission People cope with end-of-life issues in many ways. Asking permission to discuss this topic assures your loved one that you will respect his or her wishes and honor them. Some ways of asking permission are: “I would like to talk about how you would like to be cared for if you got really sick. Is that okay?” “If you ever got sick, I would be afraid of not knowing the kind of care you would like. Could we talk about this now? I would feel better if we did.” Know What To Expect Keep in mind that you have initiated this conversation because you care about your loved one’s wellbeing – especially during difficult times. Allow your loved one to set the pace. Try to focus on maintaining a warm and caring manner throughout the conversation by showing your love and concern: Nod your head in agreement Hold your loved one’s hand Reach out to offer a hug or comforting touch Questions you may want to ask your loved one about his or her end-of-life care wishes include: If you were diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, what types of treatment would you prefer? Have you named someone to make decisions on your behalf if you become unable to do so? How would you like your choices honored at the end of life? What can I do to best support you and your choices? Understand that it is normal to encounter resistance the first time you bring up this topic. Don’t be surprised or discouraged; instead, plan to try again at another time. Be a Good Listener Keep in mind that this is a conversation, not a debate. Sometimes, just having someone to talk to is a big help. Be sure to make an effort to hear and understand what the person is saying. These moments, although difficult, are important and special to both of you. Some important things you can do are: Listen for the wants and needs that your loved one expresses. Make clear that what your loved one is sharing with you is important to you. Show empathy and respect by addressing these wants and needs in a truthful and open way. Verbally acknowledge your loved one’s rights to make life choices – even if you do not agree with those choices. Having conversations with your loved ones about their end-of-life wishes can be a sensitive discussion. These conversations matter and are needed to learn about your loved one’s wishes so that those wishes can be honored at the end of life.

As we embark on this new year, Rock River Hospice & Home is wishing you and your family well. Though we have shared so many obstacles with our community during 2020 and 2021 we are excited for 2022 and all it will bring.

For us, 2022 brings our 40th anniversary for serving and caring for the Sauk Valley Area. We can't wait to share how we have grown and our future events for the year!
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As we embark on this new year, Rock River Hospice & Home is wishing you and your family well.  Though we have shared so many obstacles with our community during 2020 and 2021 we are excited for 2022 and all it will bring.  For us, 2022 brings our 40th anniversary for serving and caring for the Sauk Valley Area.  We cant wait to share how we have grown and our future events for the year!

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Thank you for taking such good care of my mom Connie Cornstubble ! And for all the other families that come through your doors.

Grateful for Rock River Hospice and Home. Gods blessings to you 🙏🏼❣️🙏🏼❣️

Thank you all God Bless you all🙏🙏❤

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“By Your Side, Our Family Caring for Your Family.”

Provide No-Cost Care

Generous financial support from the community allows us to provide exceptional care and support to those transitioning through serious illness, death and grief. 

Provide Equipment & Professionals

A nurse and other team members visit regularly to respond to changing needs. We can provide items such as an adjustable bed, shower bench, wheelchair, and other items.

Offer 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. Volunteer support can also be arranged for the patient and caregiver.

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.

“By Your Side, Our Family Caring for Your Family.”

Provide No-Cost Care

Generous financial support from the community allows us to provide exceptional care and support to those transitioning through serious illness, death and grief. 

Provide Equipment & Professionals

A nurse and other team members visit regularly to respond to changing needs. We provide items such as an adjustable bed, shower bench, wheelchair, and other items.

Offer 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. Volunteer support can also be arranged for the patient and caregiver.

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.

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Make a HUGE Impact

Generous financial support from the communities we serve, including memorials and donations from friends, families and corporations, allow Rock River Hospice & Home to provide care to all patients and families for routine hospice care at NO COST.

Please give what you can and help us make a difference for families in our communities.

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