Hospice Facts and Resources

facts about hospice

  • Hospice provides services to improve the quality of life for patients dealing with life-limiting illness. Care usually involves relieving symptoms and providing psychological and social support for the patient and family.
  • To qualify for hospice care, a patient usually has a life expectancy of less than 6 months. The decision to pursue hospice care is a decision not to pursue aggressive treatment.
  • Hospice philosophy provides for the spiritual and cultural needs of the patient and family. The goal of hospice care is to provide the terminally ill patient peace, comfort, and dignity.
  • Enloe Hospice provides services to people of any age, including children.
  • Help for the family. Research has shown that hospice care at home helps a family as a whole. In addition to being in the comfort of the home, family members can also take an active role in providing supplemental, supportive care to the patient.
  • At times prolonging life. Hospice care may prolong the lives of some terminally ill patients. Research seems to indicate that the earlier a patient is referred to hospice, the prognosis seems to improve somewhat.
  • The difference entering early makes. People can receive the full benefits that hospice and palliative care can offer the earlier in the course of their illness that they enter, according to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

Help and support is available to Enloe Hospice patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling (530) 332-6060.

Local resources

  • Enloe's Health eLibary: This online tool offers articles, quizzes and other tools to help inform and educate you about many health topics. See the topic index for Home Health, Hospice and Elder Care.
  • Enloe Cancer Connections: The staff of social workers, nurses, and volunteers provides assistance in finding educational, financial and practical resources, support groups and wellness programs.  Short term counseling related to cancer diagnosis and treatment is also available. 530.332.3854
  • Passages Adult Resource Center: Provides information and support programs for those with chronic illness, disability or aging related conditions.
  • Disability Action Center (formerly Independent Living Services of Northern California): Helps community members with disabilities to achieve and/or maintain their optimal level of self-reliance and independence..

Additional Resources

  • Caring Connections provides information about hospice and palliative care; advanced care planning, advanced directives, living wills; caregiving; pain; grief; and financial planning.
  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO): This national advocacy group works to advance end-of-life care.
  • Aging with Dignity:  This non-profit organization provides practical information, advice and legal tools to ensure your wishes, and those of your loved ones will be respected, and can offer the ‘Five Wishes’ living will.
  • On Our Own Terms - Bill Moyers on Dying End of Life tools and resources for how to prepare yourself and your family.

Contact Enloe Hospice

1390 East Lassen Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
Phone: 530.332.6060
Toll-fee: 1.800.822.8102 Ask to be transferred to Enloe Hospice
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For Enloe Hospice patients: An on-call nurse is available 24 hours a day for advice, support or a home visit as necessary.

Contact Enloe Hospice

1390 East Lassen Ave.
Chico, CA 95926

Open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

An on-call nurse is available for Enloe Hospice patients 24 hours a day for advice, support or a home visit as necessary.

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Call: 1-877-Enloe-MD