Welcome to Advocates for Independence

Utah’s premier New Choices Waiver case management company dedicated to helping you or your loved one experience the joy of living independently.

Advocates for Independence was formed by Kevin Whatcott in 2014. Kevin is an attorney who practiced law for many years. He went on to form Homewatch CareGivers of Utah, licensed personal care agency serving mostly disabled people needing assistance to maintain their independence. He became aware of the New Choices Waiver program, but recognized that it was being used primarily to move people out of skilled nursing and into assisted living facilities. He met with people who didn’t want to live in a facility and were told that they couldn’t live where they chose; New Choices Waiver case management companies were saying “No” to some people who didn’t want to live in an assisted living facility.

Kevin realized that the only way to help these people was to form his own agency. From the beginning Kevin and his team at Advocates for Independence helped people other agencies said no to. His team helps people find joy in living independently where they want to live. They see people with a dream and help them achieve it.

It's All About the Choices

One of our New Choices Waiver case managers will help you identify your ideal housing opportunities.

new choices waiver case management in utah handicaped-manIndividuals thrive when living in their own home, eating what they like to eat and doing activities that they want to do. We understand this. That’s why Advocates for Independence assists our clients in finding the best location for their health and safety with the least restrictions, creating an environment which offers each individual independent living and joy.

Along with helping clients find housing within the community of their choice, we help our clients navigate the sometimes complex social services network, including filling out forms, applying for Medicaid services such as Food Stamps, coordinating medical care and arranging transportation to medical appointments, shopping and social activities. In other words, we help our clients live as independently as they can, while ensuring that they live in a safe, clean and fully supported environment.

Below is a list of the services provided by the New Choices Waiver that Advocates for Independence can coordinate for you:

  • Adult Day Care
  • Adult Residential Services
  • Assistive Technology Devices
  • Attendant Care
  • Caregiver Training
  • Case Management
  • Chore Services
  • Community Transition Services
  • Consumer Preparation Services
  • Emergency Response Systems
  • Environmental Accessibility Adaptations
  • Financial Management Services
  • Habilitation Services
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Homemaker Services
  • Medication Assistance Services
  • Non-medical Transportation
  • Personal Budget Assistance
  • Respite Care
  • Specialized Medical Equipment
  • Supportive Maintenance