Enloe Hospice Team
The Hospice Team recognizes that any individual is more than their illness. We strive to provide care and support to social, emotional and spiritual concerns, as well as physical needs. The team members are available to assist you include:
In most cases, personal physicians continue to be involved in the care of patients who enroll in hospice. The hospice will keep the physician aware of the patient’s condition and the physician will continue to prescribe necessary medication. Enloe Hospice’s Medical Director regularly consults with the hospice team as well.
Registered nurses will regularly visit and assess the patient. They provide management of pain and control of other symptoms. The nurses also provide instruction regarding other comfort measures and what might be expected.
A Medical Social Worker also will visit each patient to help:
- identify and obtain needed community resources
- provide supportive counseling to patient and family for adaptive response to change and loss
- provide information about healthy coping mechanisms
- improve communication and understanding among family members
- offer support around grief and available bereavement services
- provide information about funeral plan
The therapist works with the patient and their family or caregivers in developing a plan to maximize functional mobility, safety, strength, and comfort. This may include instruction in adaptive techniques for walking and transfers, equipment use, massage, or a gentle exercise program as desired.
These team members provide personal care such as bathing, dressing and linen changes.
These volunteer team members are available to provide non-denominational spiritual support to patients and/or caregivers. Some examples of the services can include:
- faith-based support respectful of and consistent with the patient’s beliefs
- exploration of what gives meaning to a patient’s life
- help to resolve unfinished business with family and friends
- sharing of inspirational readings or music that nurtures the soul
- silent and/or prayerful companionship at the bedside
These hospice trained individuals act as helpers to patients and caregivers, often freeing the caregiver to attend to other functions. A professional Volunteer Coordinator oversees education, training, and matches a volunteer to the needs of a patient. Their services can include:
- provision of free time to the caregiver
- practical assistance by running errands, reading aloud, writing letters
- emotional support through being present with companionship and listening
- bereavement support by offering assistance and calls as requested by the family
- quality of life enhancement wherever possible
A consulting pharmacist provides the team with information on drug interactions, side effects, and alternative medication options as necessary.
Dietician, Speech Therapist, Occupational Therapist.
Contact Enloe Hospice
1390 East Lassen Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
Toll-fee: 1.800.822.8102 (Ask to be transferred to Enloe Hospice)
Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. A Registered Nurse is available for consultation.
On-call nurse: An on-call nurse is available 24 hours a day for advice, support or a home visit as necessary.