Utah charitable organizations perform so much good in our communities – from the United Way and Salvation Army, to the Red Cross, Boys & Girls Clubs, Special Olympics and hundreds more. Their benefit, in services, reaches tens of millions of dollars. One local organization, CareSource provides a unique service.
Sara Parker, from Utah Central Credit Union, explains what CareSource is about and how it makes a difference.
The CareSource Charitable Foundation is one such organization that has been making a difference in the lives of Utahns since 2003. It was established exclusively to give end-of-life services to anyone needing medical assistance as they faced life-threatening conditions or diseases.
Throughout its history, no Utahn has ever been denied end-of-life services by the CareSource Charitable Foundation.
The nursing services at CareSource have been repeatedly honored as the best in state. But what also sets CareSource apart from other home health and hospice agencies is The Residence – an architecturally stunning building on 4500 South in Salt Lake that looks more like a lodge in Deer Valley or Jackson Hole. It was purposefully designed to feel more like a home than an institutional facility.
Inside are high, vaulted cathedral ceilings, warm, wood paneling and open beams, a spacious central sitting room with fireplaces, a meditation area, library and movie theater. Each patient room is private
with conveniences like extra beds for family members, private bathrooms and showers, and many amenities like direct phone lines, TVs, DVD and videocassette players, and an outside garden patio.
All services at CareSource are delivered from a “patient-first” approach, not a business approach. This is reflected in the low patient-nurse ratio, custom-made meals from the on-site café and specialty nursing and medical services that are rarely available outside a hospital.
Utah Central is proud to be associated with such a noble foundation.