Business Briefs: Encompass Home Health, CareFinders

CareFinders Acquires Sovereign Home Health of Connecticut

CareFinders, a Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey-based home care provider, has acquired Sovereign Home Health of Connecticut, LLC.

Norwalk, Connecticut-based Sovereign provides care to approximately 125 clients in Connecticut, giving CareFinders the opportunity to grow an initial presence outside of New Jersey, according to a press release from the company.

“This is the first of several additional acquisitions that we have planned over the next 12 months,” Linda Mintz, co-chairman of CareFinders, told Home Health Care News.

CareFinders has completed 14 acquisitions since the company was purchased by Mintz and Sanford Hauser in 2014.

PreparedHealth Announces Partnership with Encompass

Health care software company PreparedHealth has partnered with Encompass Home Health & Hospice, one of the largest home health providers nationwide.

Chicago-based PreparedHealth has created a social media-like app called enTouch, which connects providers to clients and streamlines information sharing. The health care technology firm also designed DINA, a digital nursing assistant that uses artificial intelligence technology to analyzes patient data and drive timely interventions.

The new multi-year agreement will give Encompass access to these PreparedHealth tools for care coordination.

Kinnser Selected as Software Partner for National HealthCare Corporation

Kinnser Software was chosen by the National HealthCare Corporation (NYSE: NHC) to provide the electronic medical record software for its home health division, NHC HomeCare.

“Smart technology is an important part of NHC HomeCare’s strategy to promote quality health care for our patients and ease of use for our providers and partners,” said Andy Flatt, senior vice president and chief information officer for NHC, in the release.

Austin, Texas-based Kinnser is a software provider to more than 4,500 home health, hospice and private duty home care providers nationwide.

Murfreesboro, Tennessee-based NHC HomeCare serves clients in Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee and Missouri.

Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley Joins Northwell Health Home Care Network

The New York State Department of Health has approved the Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley’s request to join the Northwell Health Home Care Network, according to a report from Newsday.

The Tarrytown, New York-based VNA of Hudson Valley, which includes a certified home health agency, licensed home care services agency and hospice agency, has 350 employees and provides care to approximately 6,000 clients in Westchester and Putnam counties.

The Northwell Health Home Care Network, based in New Hyde Park, New York, has 2,000 employees and serves about 40,000 clients each year.

Blue Springs Capital Acquires Home Health Software Provider

Blue Springs Capital, an Orlando, Florida-based private investment firm, acquired home health software provider Caretime.

Caretime, previously headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, but now relocating to Orlando, provides software that manages the care delivery process for home health agencies.

Blue Springs Capital did not disclose terms of the deal, but it consisted of a majority acquisition and growth capital, a press release stated.

Civitas To Acquire Provider of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Care

Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) announced that it will acquire Habilitative Services, Inc. (HSI) and two related companies, which provide services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The three companies have a common owner, and a single management team oversees all operations, Dwight Robson, Civitas chief public strategy and marketing officer, told Home Health Care News.

The agreement is pending closing conditions, but the transaction is expected to close within 30-45 days.

Lakefield, Minnesota-based HSI provides residential and periodic services to approximately 360 adults in 86 residential sites and 180 individuals in periodic programs in Minnesota.

The partnership will give Civitas, a national provider of home- and community-based health services based in Boston, the opportunity to expand its footprint in Minnesota, said Civitas CEO Bruce Nardella in a press release.

HSI generated approximately $32.8 million in revenue in the twelve month period ending in May 2017.

Written by Elizabeth Jakaitis

Elizabeth Jakaitis