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Hospice

Founded in 1978 by Sister Raphael McGrath, the Saint Agnes Hospice program was the first of its kind in the San Joaquin Valley. Since then, terminally ill patients and their families have been able to call upon the resources of Saint Agnes Hospice to offer peace-of-mind care and support, pain management and comfort over curative care at home. 

Working under the direction of the patients physician, the Saint Agnes Hospice care team assists with care and provides pain management and symptom control, including emotional, psychological, social and spiritual support for patients and their families.

Our compassionate and professional interdisciplinary team comprises physicians, nurses, social workers, hospice aides, bereavement counselors, spiritual care providers and volunteers. Other Saint Agnes Hospice team members may include pharmacists, dietary counselors and therapy professionals who help enhance the patients quality of life.

Hospice services are reimbursed by Medicare and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance plans. No patient is denied hospice care based on his or her insurance or financial circumstances. Contributions allow Saint Agnes Hospice to provide services regardless of a patient's ability to pay.

Saint Agnes Hospice services are open daily, 8 a.m.-5 p.m, with a registered nurse available 24 hours a day to meet the needs of our patients and their caregivers.

For more information about Hospice services including admission details, call (559) 450-5600 or hospice@samc.com.

Saint Agnes Home Health and Hospice
6729 N. Willow Avenue Ste 103
Fresno, CA 93710

Advance Health Care Directives
The Patient Self-Determination Act of 1990 requires that all Medicare and Medi-Cal providers inform patients about their right to make decisions about their own health care. This includes their right to accept or refuse medical treatment and their right to prepare Advance Health Care Directives. These directives include documents such as a Power of Attorney for Health Care or an Individual Health Care Instruction. These are legally recognized documents designed to communicate our wishes for medical care when we are unable to decide for ourselves or communicate decisions. For more information about your Advance Health Care Directives, click here.

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Saint Agnes Medical Center | 1303 E. Herndon Ave. Fresno, CA 93720 | 559-450-3000