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November 2, 2018

Unity Hospice Named a Top Workplace for the Fourth Consecutive Year

For the Fourth Consecutive Year, The Chicago Tribune Names Unity Hospice A Winner of the Chicago Area 2018 Top Workplaces Award Chicago IL — Unity Hospice has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by the Chicago Tribune.  This is the fourth consecutive year Unity Hospice has received the award (2018,’17,’16,’15). The list is based…

May 16, 2018

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…

May 6, 2018

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…

May 1, 2018

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…

April 21, 2018

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…

April 18, 2018

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…

April 17, 2018

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…

April 16, 2018

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.…

April 6, 2018

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…