What is Hospice?

Hospice is a compassionate approach to care whose goal is to help people with serious illness live life fully, maintain their dignity and keep control over their lives.  Hospice provides medical care, emotional and spiritual support to people and their families facing life-limiting illness in homes, hospitals, adult facilities, and nursing homes.


Caring for patients in need

Although there are patients with a diagnosis of cancer being served, Bright Horizon Hospice cares for patients with any life-limiting illness.  Among other illnesses our patients have had are cardiac and respiratory diseases, renal disease, and neurological illness including Alzheimer’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease, AIDS, Cirrhosis, and others.

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Hospice: What You Don't Know Can Hurt

This is the story of one nurse’s encounter with a family where she helps clear up some misconceptions about what hospice is and does.

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The Bright Horizon Experience

What makes Bright Horizon Hospice different from other services is the focused, compassionate care we provide to our patients and their families.  Our interdisciplinary team manages both the physical and psychological aspects of quality of life to allow our patients to make the most out of their remaining time.  In addition to providing relief from the physical symptoms of a terminal illness, we believe that meeting the emotional and spiritual needs of our patients is equally important.


Bright Horizon Hospice was founded in May of 2009 by owners and board members, Harut Srmayan and Mike Bashian.  Both are long time residents of Fresno County and have raised families along side the rest of the community.