By arhospice on January 26th, 2022
Media Contact: David Edwards
North Little Rock, Ark. – Arkansas Hospice, the state’s largest nonprofit provider of hospice services, announced today the acquisition of First Choice Senior Care (FCSC) of Little Rock. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Arkansas Hospice President and CEO Judy Wooten said, “The addition of FCSC to our family of companies is a wonderful opportunity for us to meet the needs of seniors where they are, improve their quality of life, and provide an added layer of support for their caregivers.” The non-medical, in-home care afforded by FCSC expands the services of Arkansas Hospice, which added a palliative care division in 2015.
FCSC will operate as a subsidiary of Arkansas Hospice and will continue to provide services to seniors in their homes, retirement communities, assisted living care facilities, and nursing homes across central Arkansas. FCSC co-founder Kayla Bogle stated, “We’re excited to be a part of the Arkansas Hospice organization, their 30-year legacy, and their outstanding reputation for providing the highest quality of care.” Bogle will join Arkansas Hospice in a managerial role over FCSC but emphasized that for those currently receiving services it will be “care as usual,” with no change to care practices or billing. First Choice Senior Care has received numerous awards for excellence in care and accreditations as a provider.
About Arkansas Hospice
Caring since 1992, Arkansas Hospice’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for those facing serious illness and loss by surrounding them with love and embracing them with the best in physical, emotional, and spiritual care. The hospice care provider is the recipient of numerous local, state, and national awards, as well as numerous other awards for quality of care, including Hospice Honors Elite from HEALTHCAREfirst, as well as the only hospice in Arkansas to be certified by the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs for nonprofit service to Arkansas’ veteran population. For more information, visit https://www.arkansashospice.org.
I have nothing but the best things to say about Arkansas Hospice. They were so good to my Dad before he passed away. The love and care, compassion they showed to my dad was priceless. The nurses and CNA’s that took care of my Dad are the best and always be the best.
We are just starting our dad’s final journey and Arkansas Hospice has been a blessing. They’ve taught us so much already and provide as much support and comfort to the family as they do my dad. I’m grateful they’ll be walking this final path with us.
I love Arkansas Hospice. Every single employee has a heart of gold and takes the best care of their patients.
I would not hesitate at all to recommend this provider for anyone who is considering hospice care for themselves or for a loved one.
Arkansas Hospice took care of my Mom before she passed. It was my first experience with any hospice and I was amazed. They took such great care of her. They treated her with dignity and respect until the end.
So many thanks for the way your staff treated my very dear friend, Jeff, as he raced toward the finish line. Words can’t express my gratitude for helping us to care for him and keep him comfortable. Top-notch professionalism and immediate responses to requests for assistance.