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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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 “We wanted to express our sincere gratitude for the care you provided to our mom at the end of her life. Although our time was brief, we had an amazing experience at your facility and with your staff. We are forever grateful for the comfort and nurturance we felt. Your facility is an asset to the community. I hope your staff realized the imprint they left on our aching hearts. We are forever grateful.”

“We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to all at Rock River Hospice & Home for the wonderful, loving care our mom received during her stay. Your kindness shown to her and all of us greatly helped ease our pain and sadness throughout this very difficult time. You have a wonderful, beautiful facility offering loving comfort to the patients and their families. We were truly blessed.”

“My sister passed away tonight at Rock River Hospice & Home. On behalf of my wife and I, I would like to thank all of you for the wonderful care you provided during her time of need. The entire staff was absolutely wonderful to work with. You should be very proud of all of them. I know my sister’s husband, son and grandchildren all echo our same sentiments. Dealing with death is always hard, but your staff helped make the process easier on everyone. Thank you again for all your love and prayers.”

“Before my brother’s passing, he had just one wish. He wanted to go to Champs Bar in Sterling one last time. Unfortunately, that never happened. But to me, his ‘Champs’ came to him daily in the form of his hospice caregivers, and I thank you all for that. I was fortunate that he allowed me to care for him in his last 15 months of life. Those memories I will cherish for a lifetime. Everyone at hospice touched our hearts in so many ways. I could not have cared for him without the guidance and support of so many of your staff. Thank you all for being his ‘Champs’.”

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