Where Better To Be Than At Home

3408 E. 23rd Street
Sterling, IL  61081


Hospice Care

Gaffey Home Nursing & Hospice


Hospice is a philosophy of care, not a place. The word hospice comes from the word “hospitality”. Hospice is a special type of care that is offered to people who have a life-limiting illness. It is for those who have reached a point in their lives when the goals of care become comfort focused. They seek to relieve pain and other symptoms and to prevent suffering. They understand that a cure for their illness is no longer a reality, or they have chosen to no longer seek aggressive treatment.

Gaffey Home Nursing & Hospice is proud to offer in home hospice care to patients and their families. Hospice is provided wherever you may call home. This can be in your own home, assisted living facility, skilled nursing facility, or other setting. Most people want to spend their last days in the comfort of their home, surrounded by their loved ones and the things that have meaning to them.

Our team of hospice professionals will develop a plan of care that is specific to the patient's needs. The team will include nurses, physicians, social workers, spiritual care coordinators, certified nursing assistants, volunteers, and more. The patient's team will work to effectively manage symptoms that are physical, emotional, spiritual, and social in nature. They will assist in completing any incomplete tasks or end of life details that are important to the patient.




What Types Of Illnesses Can         Hospice Care Benefit?


Who Provides Hospice Care?

  • Spiritual Support
  • Dietary Counseling
  • Pharmacy & Medical Equipment
  • Continuous Nursing If Required
    By Condition
  • Respite Care In Your Home, Nursing
    Facility, or Hospital
  • Bereavement Counseling
  • Professional Nursing Care
    24 Hours On Call
  • Medical Social Workers
  • Home Health Aides
  • Massage Therapy
  • Volunteers
  • Medical Service Of Physicians

Gaffey Bridge Program

If you are not sure it is time for hospice, we can admit you to our Medicare Home Nursing Program until you and your doctor determine there are no more curative treatments for your journey. Bridging between care options allows familiar professionals to remain involved with your treatment plan. You have the right to choose any home care or hospice agency.

Skilled Nursing Services Provided by RN's & LPN's

Additional Hospice Care Information

Hospice care is beneficial for people of any age with any serious illness. Many people mistakenly think that hospice care is only for cancer patients. The leading causes of death in our community are lung, heart and kidney diseases, Alzheimer's, other types of dementias, stroke, neuromuscular diseases, and many other illnesses, as well as natural decline, all of which can be helped by the comfort and support of hospice care.

  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Hospice Aides
  • Social Workers
  • Chaplains
  • Hospice Physicians & Nurse Practitioners
  • Complementary Therapists
  • Volunteers

Should other special services become necessary, Hospice & Community Care staff can coordinate them.

Home Nursing & Hospice Care, Sterling, IL

Gaffey Home Nursing & Hospice - 815-626-3467


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