Author Archives: Jenna Matzer

The Inner Workings of a Hospice Team

Have you ever heard the phrase, “It takes a special person to work in hospice”? That’s because it does indeed take a special person to be a part of the hospice team. And it takes a highly-skilled person. It also takes an empathetic person. For starters, you might be asking yourself, “What is hospice?” Hospice…

2018 National Nurses Week: “Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence”

National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6-12. In honor of this year’s Nurses Week theme, “Inspire, Innovate, Influence”, Unity Hospice is raising awareness of the important role of the hospice nurse. If you’ve ever heard the phrase, “It takes a special person to be a hospice nurse,” that’s because it does indeed take…

Unity Hospice Weighs In: What is Hospice?

So often when we hear the word “hospice,” many of us think “death”. What we don’t hear enough about is enhanced quality of life because of hospice. For starters, you might be asking yourself, “What is hospice?” The first modern day hospice was established in 1967. This first hospice was founded on the ideals of…

Unity Hospice Celebrates Volunteers for Making a Difference

National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration dedicated to recognizing the many people who donate their time and energy to giving back to others. This year, National Volunteer Week in the United States was held on April 15-21, 2018, and Unity Hospice used that time to honor the many gifts that our hospice volunteers provide…

Unity Hospice of Western Illinois Celebrates New Office with Open House & Ribbon Cutting

Rochelle, Ill. – Unity Hospice, a leading hospice and palliative care organization delivering premier care to patients and their families during end-of-life, recently open its doors to the newly renovated office building in Rochelle, Ill., for an open house & ribbon-cutting ceremony. The open house & ribbon cutting took place on Wednesday, April 18, from…

Unity Hospice Celebrates National Volunteer Week

Change makers. Give unto others. Celebrate service. These are but a few of the phrases that you may have seen associated with National Volunteer Week, celebrated annually in the United States every April. Volunteerism comes in many shapes and sizes; but some of you may not be aware of the small niche of volunteer work that…

Don’t Wait to Have the Conversation

National Healthcare Decisions Day – April 16, 2018 It’s an all too common situation. A family is at the bedside of a loved one who is seriously ill and nearing the end of life. Advanced planning had not taken place, and each member of the family has an opposing idea of what should be done.…

Unity Hospice Donates Bicycles to Area Nursing Facilities for Springtime Family Events

Rochelle, Ill. – Unity Hospice of Western Illinois recently gave back to the community by donating six bicycles to area skilled nursing facilities for their springtime celebrations. The bicycles were given away as prizes for child family members of residents in attendance at various Easter events held at Pleasant View Rehabilitation & Health Care Center…

Registered Nurse Case Manager – $2,500 Sign-on Bonus

Job Summary: Job title: Registered Nurse Case Manager Job type: Full Time Location: Metro East – requires RN license for both IL and MO Unity Hospice is a family owned and operated hospice. We are looking for outstanding members to join our team. Our promise to our patients is “We personalize our care and treat…