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1390 East Lassen Avenue
Chico, CA 95973

Enloe Hospice

If you or a loved one is coping with a life-limiting illness, Enloe Hospice is here for you. Our team provides practical help so patients can remain comfortably at home. Our focus is quality of life.

What is Hospice? Husband and wife looking at each other lovingly

Hospice care is for any person who may be in the last six months of a serious illness. It could be cancer, heart disease, lung disease or even dementia. 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. Comfort becomes the focus of care.

For example, hospice care may help reduce pain to allow patients more mobility. It could manage nausea so patients can continue to enjoy a favorite family recipe.

Hospice is most effective when a patient is ready to end medical treatment. That means no more hospital stays, infusions or life-extending therapies. If they cannot change the outcome of a disease, these treatments have no further value and only rob patients of quality time. With support, patients can feel better. Some live longer and even graduate from hospice. 

What Does Hospice Involve?

Caregiver sitting with an older coupleThe standard hospice team includes a medical director, nurse, social worker and chaplain. At Enloe, patients also have access to a home health aide, physical and respiratory therapists. The patient is always the head of the team. Services include:

  • Nurse consultations 24 hours a day
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Equipment such as a hospital bed, oxygen, wheelchair and more
  • Volunteers who provide caregiver relief and companionship
  • Emotional, physical, spiritual and bereavement support for the whole family

Where is Hospice Provided?

Hospice happens at the patient’s 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 co-pay with private insurance. Enloe Medical Center’s Community Service Program is available to help families with limited resources.

Bereavement Support

Care and 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.orgOr get details of bereavement resources and support groups offered throughout the North State. You can also find information about grief and loss in our Health eLibrary.

We Honor 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. 

Why Enloe Hospice

A butterfly flies through an almond orchard in bloom

  • We've been serving Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties since 1987.
  • Nationally-certified hospice and palliative care nurses
  • Joint commission accreditation
  • Seamless transition from Enloe Medical Center to home 
  • Easy collaboration with Enloe Regional Cancer Center
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Specialty respiratory services
  • Pediatric care

How to Start 

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

Enloe Hospice

(530) 332-6060  |   Toll Free (800) 822-8102 (ask to be transferred to Enloe Hospice)  |  Email  |   Map

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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