Business Briefs: Always Best Care Adds Skilled Home Care

Carter Healthcare Expands Florida Service Area

Carter Healthcare, a home health provider based in Oklahoma City, acquired Recovery Home Care District 3 in The Villages, Florida. The property was added to Carter Healthcare February 29.

With the addition of The Villages, Carter Healthcare now serves 12 communities in six districts in Florida.

“We are very pleased to welcome Recovery Home Care District 3 home health care professionals into the Carter Healthcare team,” Carter Healthcare COO Brad Carter said in a prepared statement. “With these professionals joining our team, we will be able to serve a larger community in Florida and continue to help people live better lives.”

Always Best Care Adds Skilled Home Health Care Services

Always Best Care Senior Services of San Diego added skilled home health care to its roster of services. The in-home care provider has been serving seniors in San Diego, Escondido, Chula Vista, La Jolla, Poway and surrounding areas since 1996.

Skilled home health care services will be added for select locations. The company already provides in-home senior care, Alzheimer’s disease and memory care and coordinates with seniors and families to find the right assisted living facility. The new branch of services aims to reduce hospital visits and increase safety standards and clinical oversights for homebound discharges, Always Best Care said.

Acquisition of West Virginia Home Health Care Company Clears Regulatory Hurdle 

The West Virginia Health Care Authority issued an exemption for a certificate of need to Stonerise Reliable Healthcare LLC of South Charleston for the acquisition of a home health agency operated by Reliable Healthcare Solutions LLC. The acquisition proposal is $950,000, said James L. Pitrolo Jr., Chairman of the West Virginia Health Care Authority.

Pitrolo did not indicate why an exemption had been granted for the certification process, which is a regulatory mechanism aimed at controlling the purchase of high-cost medical equipment and the development of new health care facilities and services.

Reliable Healthcare Solutions LLC provides home health services in Monongalia, Taylor, Mario, Preston and Wetzel counties. Stonerise Healthcare is a private duty home health services, nursing care and medical supplies company.

Amada Expands to Northern Atlanta 

Amada Senior Care, a non-medical in-home care services and assisted living placement provider, opened a new office in North Atlanta, Georgia. The grand opening of the office is March 17.

Amada Senior Care is headquartered in San Clemente, California, and has franchises across the country. The company also specializes in utilizing life insurance policies, long-term care insurance policies and Veteran’s Aid and Attendance benefits to pay for care.

AccentCare Hires Prudential Retirement as DC Recordkeeper

AccentCare, a leading provider of post-acute home health care, hired Prudential Retirement to administer their defined contribution plans. Prudential Retirement is a business unit of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PUR) and is among the industry’s largest record keepers.

AccentCare has 17,000 participants in its defined contribution plan with $27 million in assets. The transition of the plans to Prudential occurred December 1, 2015.

“We chose Prudential not only for its expertise in retirement services, but also for its deep experience working with health care organizations around the county,” AccentCare’s Chief Human Resource Officer Dawna Bowman said in a statement. “Prudential understand the daily challenges our business faces and can offer cost-savings solutions tailored to our needs.”

Written by Amy Baxter