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Hospice of the Rock River Valley

2706 Avenue E, Sterling, IL 61081
(815) 625-3858
(815) 625-6152
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Emily Taylor, Executive Director
Hospice of the Rock River Valley promotes quality living through expert and compassionate care for terminally ill patients and their families. Hospice is a specialized health care service providing physical, emotional and spiritual care to people who are in their final months, but want to live this time to the fullest. The quality of life is focused by keeping patients 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, and by enhancing the time the patient and family share.
The office is open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Monday through Friday. Services include skilled nursing visits, expert pain management, CNA visits and personal care, physician consultation, social work services, pastoral and spiritual counseling, durable medical equipment and medication, dietary consultation, hospital inpatient respite and acute care, as well as hospice and community bereavement service. Volunteers are available for home visits depending on the need. The services are of no charge, for the facility relies on grants and community support to cover costs not covered by Medicare and Medicaid. Care services can be provided at home, retirement center, or specialized facility. The committed nurses and staff ensure that each day is full of life by giving excellent care, answering questions, and teaching new and important skills. Professionals are on call 24 hours a day. Families are provided with the best in symptom control and offered volunteers to assist with daily household tasks. Terminally ill means that patients are predicted to have a life expectancy of six months or less. All age groups are served. HRRV does not discriminate based on race, culture, creed, religion, gender, or anything. In addition to patient and family services, HRRV offers a Speakers Bureau in order to educate the community on end-of-life issues. The Hospice also offers bereavement services to families, children, community members, and anyone who is coping with grief and death. The Grief Support Group meets on the second Monday of every month from noon to 1:30 pm. Staff members and trained volunteers are available to present free educational programs on a variety of customized programs. HRRV is a fully licensed hospice program, and certified as a Medicare/Medicaid provider. HRRV also holds professional memberships with the Illinois and National Hospice and Palliative Care organizations.
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Hospital/Home Health/Respite Care Facilities

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