815.942.8525 grundyhospice@att.net

Philosophy

The Grundy Community Volunteer Hospice believes that dying is a normal process of life.

We are dedicated to providing services with a profound sense of love, compassion, and understanding in which to experience the end of one’s life.

We believe that the terminally ill patient has a right to the highest quality of life possible and that they have a right to die with dignity, in comfort and in peace.

We believe that each individual has a unique physical, spiritual, psychological and social need. We are committed to meet the needs of the patient and family through a cooperative network of community services.

We recognize that an individual with a terminal illness is a vital member of a family unit and cannot be cared for in isolation, apart from family and friends. While the focus of concern is on the dying patient, supportive care is given to all members of the family who are an integral part of the hospice team.

We believe that a hospice program can provide support and care for the dying patient and family so they may live fully and comfortably as possible in the last days of their lives together.

History

Twelve people had a dream and it was fulfilled April 1985. We are licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health as a volunteer hospice. Our services are nursing (contracted), bereavement and counseling.

The Hospice Auxiliary was organized in 1986 to fund raise for hospice. They meet the first Thursday of the month at Morris 518 W Illinois Ave, Morris, IL in Room 203 except during the summer months.