First Choice Hospice of Utah
First Choice Hospice in Utah provides end-of-life care for patients with life-limiting illnesses. We work with patients and families to provide comfort and preserve dignity in the face of terminal illness. Explore our comprehensive hospice services, including pain and symptom management, emotional and spiritual support for patients and bereavement support for families. Learn more about the quality of care you can expect from First Choice Hospice throughout Utah.
What can Hospice do for me?
First Choice Hospice works closely with patients’ attending physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living centers, insurers and community-based organizations to enhance our ability to address the discomfort, fears and high expenses that often accompany an incurable illness. This collaborative approach helps to identify and meet the specific needs of the terminally ill and their families.
Many individuals are afraid of receiving Hospice Care due to incorrect perceptions. First Choice Hospice provides consultation and will take the time to sit down with you and your family and explain what Hospice is and what it is not. Hospice is about the patient and the family. Hospice is able to provide many additional services that will provide needed comfort.
First Choice Hospice of Utah’s mission is to provide comfort and preserve dignity while offering options and choices the patient and family desires.
Flexibility--What is best for the patient?
First Choice Hospice of Utah provides care in the patients’ home or residence. We also have close relationships with nursing homes and assisted living communities—wherever people could benefit from hospice care. The goal is to support patients and manage their care in the setting they consider home.
If at some point a patient needs more constant care, First Choice Hospice of Utah can provide 24 hour hospice care, for a brief period, to help the patient at home. If a patient needs care beyond what can be safely provided at home, First Choice Hospice has special arrangements with local rehab facilities, nursing homes and other facilities where patients may receive necessary inpatient care to manage the crisis until they can once again return home.
Hospice is covered 100% by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance. Since First Choice Hospice of Utah accepts Medicare and Medicaid as coverage for hospice care, there are no out-of-pocket expenses for eligible patients or their loved ones.
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Get the most out of my life.
One of our Utah hospice patients was able to achieve a lifelong goal of being able to skydive. Here are some pictures of this event. Her story was so inspiring that she made the local and national news! Click on the links below to hear her motivational story on Utah's KSL and Good Morning America.