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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 38 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 us at (815) 625-3858.


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

By Your Side, Our Family Caring For Your Family.

Services at Rock River Hospice & Home

End of life care requires compassion and an experienced team of specialized caregivers. Rock River Hospice & Home offers both, wherever you or your loved one needs care.
Hospice is available in many settings, with the hallmark for hospice care in the home of the patient, among family and friends. However, there are times when a caregiver is unable to care for the patient, or there is no caregiver or family residing close. And, at times, there are patients who simply have no family at all.

Rock River Hospice & Home can provide the specialized care you trust in our 6-bed inpatient hospice home where you or your loved one can rest easy, knowing everything will be taken care of so you can focus on enjoying your time together.

“There has been an urgent need in our community for dedicated, intensive end of life care for those patients and families who need more than in-home hospice care. The hospice home was that next step for Rock River Hospice & Home to branch out to meet the needs of the Sauk Valley.”

-Dr. Jason Reter,
Medical Director for Rock River Hospice & Home

What can the Hospice Home offer?

  • There is no other hospice home within 30 miles.
  • The hospice home enables us to offer three levels of care; Respite, Inpatient, and Routine.
  • The hospice home can provide assistance to caregivers needing extra help.
  • Respite care provides relief for caregivers if they need to be away.
  • The hospice home provides a specialized environment to treat patients with short term, acute medical issues.

Amenities include:

  • Six patient suites, all with private baths and views of the memorial garden.
  • 24 hour care
  • Chapel/Reflection Room
  • An entirely handicapped accessible facility
  • Family space with overnight accommodations for visitors
  • Kitchen and dining service for patients and families.

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Thank you ever so much for making our mother's passing quiet and peaceful. Wonderful staff. Thank you for getting her there so quickly. YOU ARE THE BEST! P.S. Special thanks to the New Life Lutheran Church for the gorgeous quilt. Perfect.
Renee Kuprianczyk
February 6, 2024
Compassion, gentle, & loving staff make a sad time more comforting!! Thank you to all the staff & their empathy!!
Cheryl Jones
June 9, 2023
This is a wonderful facility. The staff takes amazing care of your loved ones. There is a lunch room type thing that they provide drinks and snacks for the family while you are spending that quality time with your family. You always feel welcomed and you don’t ever feel rushed or that you need to cut your time short.
Kandice Schindel
May 11, 2023
Very kind, compassionate, and carrying people with a great atmosphere! Made sure we were all comfortable and taking care of. Excellent place to be in ones final days. God bless them all!
May 9, 2023
I couldn’t have asked for a better place for my Grandpa. Every single worker was so compassionate and caring. They treated us all like family. I would recommend this facility to anyone’s loved one! They will be in the best of hands! My family can’t thank everyone enough.
Jenelle Given
April 30, 2023
You will not find a more caring and compassionate place for your loved one. The family that is with them are treated with respect. Everyone that works and volunteers there has been touched in one way or another from Rock River Hospice & Home. Not sure, go visit and they are more than happy to show you around. Yes, kids are welcome to come see their loved ones too.
Paula Garrison
April 28, 2023
Our family decided to utilize RRH&H for end of life care for our mother. Our decision was immediately validated when the initial visit was done by Nelda Straw, RN, who reminded us that she provided end of life care for our father nearly 20 years ago! Every RRH&H staff member involved in Mom’s care was caring, compassionate and professional; they also educated us on interacting and caring for Mom throughout the process.
David Osborn
April 19, 2023
A very caring organization. A great service to our community.
David Geil
April 19, 2023
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