Hospice

“You matter because you are you. You matter to the last moment of your life and we will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.” —Dame Cicely Saunders, Founder of the Hospice Movement

If you or a loved one is coping with a life-limiting illness, Enloe Hospice is here for you. Since 1987, our team has been providing services to help patients remain comfortably at home. Our focus is quality of life.

Providing Peace, Comfort & Dignity

Hospice care is for any person who may be in the last six months of a serious illness. This could be due to cancer, heart disease, lung disease, dementia or another condition. Our goal is to provide terminally ill patients and their families with peace, comfort, and dignity.

Enloe Hospice helps people of all ages, including children. While medicine may be unable to cure a disease, hospice care makes the most of the time a person has left. Hospice can help:

  • Reduce your pain
  • Improve your mobility
  • Manage your nausea
  • And more

Our team has helped thousands in Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties. Learn more in our FAQs below.

FAQs

Who Is Hospice Care for?

Hospice care is most effective when you’re ready to end medical treatment. That means no more hospital stays, infusions or life-extending therapies. If these cannot change the outcome of your disease, these treatments have no further value and may rob you of quality time.

With support, patients can feel better. Some live longer and even graduate from hospice.

What Does Hospice Involve?

The standard hospice team includes a medical director, nurse, social worker and chaplain. At Enloe Hospice, patients also have access to a home health aide, as well as physical and respiratory therapists. They can provide you with:

  • Nurse consultations 24 hours a day
  • Medical equipment, such as a hospital bed, oxygen, wheelchair and more
  • Emotional, physical, spiritual and bereavement support for the whole family

Where Is Hospice Provided?

Hospice happens in your home. In some cases, that may be a skilled nursing or assisted living facility. While hospice is not around-the-clock care, it is available for 24-hour phone support and crisis intervention.

Who Pays for Hospice?

Hospice is a Medicare benefit mirrored by Medi-Cal and most private health insurers. Enloe Hospice is a certified Medicare agency and paid by all three types of insurers. Families are not billed for hospice, except in the case of a copay with private insurance. Enloe Medical Center’s Community Service Program is available to help families with limited resources.

Bereavement Support

Support is available in anticipation of the loss of a loved one and for up to a year following the patient’s care. Social workers and professionally trained volunteers provide individual and group support.

For more information, please email us at bereavement@enloe.org. Or get details about bereavement resources and support groups offered throughout the North State.

Happy hospice patient with family outsideHonoring Veterans

Enloe Medical Center is a We Honor Veterans Partner. This is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). It focuses on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment.

We understand America’s veterans and their families have unique needs. We partner with VA staff to guide veterans through their life stories toward a peaceful ending. This care is made possible by the generous support of community members and organizations.

Get Started

It only takes a call to begin. Contact our office or your doctor, and ask for an Enloe hospice evaluation. This will not commit you, but it will provide valuable information for your decision. Even after signing up for hospice, it is always reversible.

“Hospice is like a dance; sometimes you lead, sometimes I lead. The important thing is that we are always moving together.” — Enloe Hospice nurse

Contact Us

Enloe Hospice

530-332-6060

Toll Free: 800-822-8102 (Ask to be transferred to Enloe Hospice.)

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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.

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