Why Northern Illinois Hospice?

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When it’s time to decide who will provide hospice care for you or your loved one, the choice is undeniably yours. Not the doctor’s. Not the hospital staff’s. Yours.

A variety of hospice providers serve our community.  And they’re not all the same.

Northern Illinois Hospice was the first hospice provider in our region and one of the first 50 hospices in the nation. Since 1979, we have continually added to our expertise in providing guidance, care and support that best fits our patients’ needs during life’s final months.

Here are a few reasons why Northern Illinois Hospice should be at the top of your list:

Our Commitment to Patient Choice & Control

  • Patient, family, and physician remain involved with all decisions
  • Care provided wherever patients call home

Our Expertise

  • Region’s most experienced provider
  • All terminal diseases, all ages
  • One of the first 50 hospices in the U.S.
  • Staff certified in hospice and palliative care, and expertise in pain and symptom management
  • Medical director is certified in hospice

Our Responsiveness

  • 24 hour a days, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • At least two nurses always on call during weekends and after hours
  • Staff reside locally
  • Services are dedicated to Winnebago, Boone, Stephenson, Ogle and western McHenry counties

Our Commitment to Quality Service

  • Continual monitoring of patient and family needs and satisfaction, including patient comfort, service/support levels, and response times
  • Awarded a perfect score on our 2013 Illinois Department of Public Health inspection

Community Support

  • Region’s best trained and largest volunteer network
  • Donations ensure all patients receive the highest quality care regardless of payment source or inability to pay

What Our Community Has To Say

  • To all the staff that helped my family out with my father – from the guy that delivered the equipment to the nurses and office staff – you guys are truly amazing! I can’t remember the names of all the nurses that were involved but they were all extremely helpful and professional... Your organization was so helpful that I would like to offer my services if ever needed! If there is ever a time where you need ANY HVAC, electrical or plumbing work done, just call me anytime and I will gladly volunteer!
    Myles M., Beloit, Caregiver
  • Thank you all so very much for all of your support and guidance. You made it possible for my mother’s final wish to come true. Because of your help, she was able to die at home, in peace, surrounded by her family. Thank you for enfolding us in your serenity and grace.
    Sue S., Belvidere, Caregiver
  • We first joined the hospice family in 1985. We again called on you for service in 2000, 2005, 2006 and 2010. Our family will forever be grateful to Northern Illinois Hospice for affording us the opportunity to care for our loved ones in their home during their time of transition.
    Dorsey T., Rockford, Caregiver

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