Arkansas Hospice has acquired First Choice Senior Care (FCSC) of Little Rock, according to a press release sent out by the nonprofit hospice service on Wednesday. First Choice Senior Care will now operate as a subsidiary of Arkansas Hospice and will continue to provide its usual services across central Arkansas. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“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,” said Arkansas Hospice President and CEO, Judy Wooten. “The non-medical, in-home care afforded by FCSC expands the services of Arkansas Hospice, which added a palliative care division in 2015.
Arkansas Hospice recently celebrated its 30 year anniversary. AH is the state’s largest nonprofit provider of hospice care as well as the only hospice in the state to be certified by the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs for nonprofit service to Arkansas’ veteran population. Since its inception in 1992, the community-based provider has grown to ten regional offices and three inpatient centers providing care for nearly 600 patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families across a 43-county service area.
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.