First Choice Hospice

First Choice Hospice is a locally owned and operated company that has been serving the Treasure Valley since 2009.  We are accredited by The Joint Commission and are a partner in the We Honor Veterans Program. Our focus is on hiring and developing a hospice team that is Hospice and Palliative Care Certified. We have a dedicated staff for evenings and weekends and provide specialty programs for our hospice patients and their families. Most importantly, we do not limit the amount of time our hospice staff spends with each patient; it is based on the needs of the individuals we serve.

What is Hospice?

According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Hospice is considered to be the model for quality and compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury. Hospice and palliative care involve a team-oriented approach to provide expert medical care, pain management, emotional and spiritual support, tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes. Support is provided to the patient’s loved ones as well.


The focus of hospice relies on the belief that each of us has the right to die pain-free and with dignity. The focus is on the quality of life that is left to live and not the quantity. It is a mindset of caring, not curing.

Who is Eligible?

Hospice care is for any person who has a life-limiting illness or injury, and has a prognosis of six months or less if the illness runs its normal course. Many individuals live longer than six months and yet they may still qualify for hospice care.

Who Pays for Services?


Private Insurance Plans

Self Pay


Medicare Advantage

Veterans Affairs

If you are unsure about your hospice benefit, please call our team at 322.4663, and we can help you.

What is covered under the Hospice Benefit?

Care provided by Hospice Interdisciplinary Team

Medications (related to hospice diagnosis)

Durable medical equipment

Soft supplies (attends, wipes, gloves, etc.)

Where is it Provided?

Personal Residence

Certified Family Home

Independent Living

Assisted Living

Skilled Nursing Facilities


How is it obtained?

Hospice care can be initiated by any person with the consent of the patient and/or their power of attorney. Hospice can evaluate if the individual is appropriate for hospice care. To start hospice services, we would need to obtain an order from the patient’s attending Physician, and evaluate the appropriateness for hospice services according to Medicare guidelines. Please contact our Hospice intake team at  322.4663

What insurances does First Choice Home Health accept?

AARP Medicare Complete, Ada County Indigent Fund, Blue Cross of Idaho Commercial, Canyon County Indigent Fund, Carpenters Health & Security Fund, Dohmen Life Sciences, Idaho Medicaid, Idaho Physician Network Plans, Medicare(NGS), Pacific Source Advantage, Pacific Source Commercial, Private Self Pay, Regence Blue Shield of Idaho, Regence Med Advantage, Secure Blue, Simplifi State Insurance Fund, Tricare West Region, True Blue, United Health Care, VA Pay

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