Bringing The Best in Health Care Home to You

1st Choice Home Health & Hospice
Serving the Counties of Utah, Salt Lake and Davis

Utah County – 801-434-4100
Salt Lake County – 801-685-2233
Davis County – 888-377-4100

1st Choice Home Health & Hospice, along with our professional staff, is committed to the patient's health and well-being. Our vision is to be the benchmark Home Care and Hospice Agency and the standard of excellence, that all others must rise up to, in the areas of quality care, compassion, honesty and integrity, efficiency of operations, and stability as we perform our mission to "significantly bless and elevate the quality of people's lives."

We know that comfort comes from familiar surroundings and quality home health or hospice services provided by a caring and qualified staff. To that end we believe in a continuing investment in our people and in the latest health care technologies in order to provide our patients with maximum comfort and care. Our clinicians work closely with the physician to plan the patient's care and meet his or her individual needs, treating the "whole" patient, not just the symptom.

Learn more about 1st Choice and our services:

What is Home Health Care?
Home Health Care provides medical care to patients in the comfort of their homes or places of residence, allowing them to remain comfortable and independent. Home Health Care is used for both short and long-term conditions - for example, for treatment of an acute illness, chronic condition or permanent disability, or as a transition after hospitalization. Both patient and family members become active partners in the care, reducing stress and allowing patients to heal more quickly and less expensively than with other forms of care. 1st Choice provides a full range of specialized services, giving patients not only the finest home health services available, but obtaining superior outcomes as well. Services include Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse, Speech Therapist, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Social Services, and Home Health Aide.

What Is Hospice Care?
Hospice is a concept rooted in the centuries-old idea of offering a place of shelter and rest, or "hospitality" to weary and sick travelers on a long journey. Dame Cicely Saunders at St. Christopher's Hospice in London first applied the term "hospice" to specialized care for dying patients in 1967. Today hospice care provides humane and compassionate care for people in the last phases of incurable disease so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible. Hospice is a philosophy of care. The hospice philosophy recognizes death as the final stage of life and seeks to enable patients to continue an alert, pain-free life and to manage other symptoms so that their last days may be spent with dignity and quality, surrounded by their loved ones. Our hospice team is there to assist and educate patients and families and ensure that all their needs are met. "When you're with 1st Choice you're with family" is more than just our motto - it's how we feel about our patients.

Brief History
1st Choice Home Health & Hospice was established in January 1996. Marilyn Mower, owner and administrator for the company, started the company to elevate the standard of care for patients in home health care. She also hoped to create a company that treated its staff with the dignity and respect that she felt was missing in many other organizations that she had worked for. Having worked personally as a home health aide, Marilyn used her direct experience in understanding and serving her patients to establish the values and standards of care that 1st Choice has built its reputation upon. Marilyn saw first-hand what was needed to serve her patients and their families and create an atmosphere where they were treated as part of her family. "When you're with 1st Choice, you're with family" is still one of our guiding philosophies today.

Since 1996, 1st Choice has grown from a startup agency with two employees serving a handful of home health patients to a rapidly growing organization with over 170 employees that serves hundreds of patients each year in both the home health and hospice fields. 1st Choice has been recognized as a top Medicare provider during the time it has been in existence.

1st Choice currently operates out of two main offices. One office, along with the agency headquarters, is located in Orem and serves Utah County. A second office is located in Murray and services Salt Lake and Davis counties.

Why Call 1st Choice?

1st Choice Home Health & Hospice is committed to providing industry leading care and delivering it with the caring and compassion of family. Excellent staff, innovative technology, and a commitment to excellence in all that we do paves the way for 1st Choice to make a real difference in the lives of all that we associate with and serve. Call us today!

Bringing The Best in Health Care Home to You

1st Choice Home Health & Hospice
Serving the Counties of Utah, Salt Lake and Davis

Utah County - 801-434-4100
Salt Lake County - 801-685-2233
Davis County - 888-377-4100

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