Enloe's Cancer Connections program includes all aspects of patient support, from free classes and education, to making referrals to case management social workers and volunteer patient ambassadors. Every patient receives a binder with tips, tips, key phone numbers and other helpful resources and information.
Education and Support
Through Cancer Connections, the Enloe Regional Cancer Center organizes support groups and classes to help patients and families learn about and cope with their illness. Offerings include:
- New patient orientation provides tips for managing stress and explains the resources that can empower patients.
- Chemotherapy education
- Gentle movement class
- Expressive writing class (Read an interview with one of the group's facilitators.)
- Support groups
- Cancer Center Library
Calendar of support groups and programs
Read the Get Connected newsletter & calendar (Adobe PDF) to stay up to date on our latest goings on and resources. For more information, call (530) 332-3855. The Cancer Center also keeps a list of in-person, telephone and online support groups.
CONNECTING YOU WITH RESOURCES
Cancer Connections can bridge patients and their families to local resources.
Help in the Home
Cancer Connections can call upon the resources of Enloe HomeCare & Hospice and help to screen eligibility and expedite referrals for those programs. Enloe's multidisciplinary team reviews patients to best meet their needs. For more information, please call (530) 332-3854.
For patients and their families who need temporary housing during the course of treatment, Cancer Connections can provide a list of local motels, hotels and other facilities. Many proprietors give preferential rates to patients and their families, and some have extra services, such as meals and transportation. For information, please call (530) 332-3854.
Options for Care
At times, patients are diagnosed when their cancer is widespread. Sometimes the cancer has recurred and treatment does not seem to be helping. Many patients want to be with loved ones in the comfort of their home. The Enloe Hospice team can be invaluable in providing care and physical, emotional and spiritual support to those in need. Respect and dignity are enhanced through personal care planning and education for family members on patient comfort. For information, visit www.enloe.org/hospice or call (530) 332-6060.
Enloe Cancer Connections
Enloe Regional Cancer Center
265 Cohasset Road
Chico, CA 95926