Christian Care Communities, Kentucky’s largest faith-based, nonprofit provider of affordable housing and long-term care for seniors, announced on Wednesday that it had acquired Hartford, Ky.-based Pro-Care Home Health, a full-service home healthcare provider, reports Mclean’s 14News.
The acquisition allows Christian Care Communities to add in-home care services to its existing senior living services and programs, which also include independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing care, and adult day care.
“Christian Care is now the only long-term care provider with home health in the state,” said Dr. Keith Knapp, president and CEO of Christian Care Communities, in a statement. “More than ever, people want care in their own homes, and this acquisition positions Christian Care ahead of this significant trend.”
Nearly 70% of home health care patients are 65 or older, he said, and by acquiring a home health care provider, Christian Care Communities has created a continuum of care for the people it serves.
Pro-Care Home Health has provided a full range of in-home care services since 1986 in West Central Kentucky, reports 14News. Now that it has been acquired, it will operate as Christian Care at Home, and increases CCC’s employee base by 10%, and patients served by 20%.
Christian Care at Home will open a new office in Christian County and on Christian Care’s Village Manor campus in Warren County, and will retain all existing Pro-Care office locations in Ohio, Logan, Hopkins, and Daviess counties.
The home health provider will offer in-home care services that include skilled nursing care, physical, occupational, and speech therapy, assistance with activities of daily living, nutritional management and education, medical social services, and coordination of durable medical equipment.
“These comprehensive home health services are designed to give Older Adults the ability to live at home for as long as possible, said Spalding. “And when that’s just not possible, they will know Christian Care’s senior living communities, Christian Health Centers and Adult Day Centers are there for them to provide additional support and services as needed.”
Written by Alyssa Gerace