Eden Health Purchases Legacy Home Healthcare; Trade Associations Merge

Eden Health acquires Legacy Home Healthcare

Eden Health has acquired Legacy Home Healthcare, an Arizona-based provider that serves Greenlee, Graham and Cochise counties.

Eden Health is the employee-owned home services division of Vancouver, Washington-based EmpRes Healthcare Management LLC.

As a part of the transaction, Eden Health will take over Legacy Home Healthcare’s two locations in Sierra Vista and Safford, Arizona.

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Legacy Home Healthcare’s services include skilled nursing care, in addition to physical, speech and occupational therapy. The provider also offers medical social services, home health aide care and private duty services.

“The acquisition of these two home health agencies will pair nicely with our existing in-home hospice presence in both markets, which will provide a seamless transition from one care setting to the next,” Jamie Brown, vice president of home services at Eden Health, said in a press release.

Looking ahead, Eden Health has growth plans in store for Legacy Home Healthcare. Over the next 12-months, the company plans to expand its home health and hospice services within the southern Arizona region.

Trade associations join forces

The Home Care Association of Colorado has merged with the Hospice & Palliative Care Association of the Rockies.

The Home Care Association of Colorado is an Englewood, Colorado-based trade organization that represents the local home health and home care industries.

Meanwhile, the Hospice & Palliative Care Association of the Rockies is an Aurora, Colorado-based trade organization that represents providers in Colorado and Wyoming.

The new combined organization will be known as the Home Care & Hospice Association of Colorado (HHAC). The two organizations finalized the deal after a membership vote this month; the merger is effective Jan. 31, 2020.

“Together, the larger organization brings more strength in numbers to impact lobbying and regulatory efforts,” A spokesperson for the Home Care Association of Colorado said in a statement. “There is an opportunity to provide more value, more benefits and stronger representation to all members. And combining brings more financial stability to the organization, with more members, more revenue and less expense.”

ChristianaCare Visiting Nurse Association rebrands

ChristianaCare has announced that its Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) will rebrand under the name ChristianaCare HomeHealth.

ChristianaCare HomeHealth has 600 home-based caregivers that make nearly 300,000 home visits annually to more than 8,000 patients in Delaware.

The company provides skilled nursing care, after-hospital care, rehabilitation services, pain management services, infusion therapy, home health aide support, medical social work and medication management.

The new name is an effort to reflect the nature of ChristianaCare HomeHealth’s services.

“As ChristianaCare HomeHealth, our new name is an umbrella for all that we offer to our patients and their loved ones to bring them the healing power of home,” Ric Cuming, chief nurse executive and interim president at ChristianaCare HomeHealth, said in a statement.

Pediatric Home Service partners with The Care Group

Pediatric Home Service (PHS) announced that it has partnered with The Care Group.

Roseville, Minnesota-based Pediatric Home Service (PHS) is a home care provider that offers home infusion therapies, home respiratory care, home care nursing and skilled nursing.

The Care Group provides respiratory care and enteral nutrition in Houston and Dallas, Texas.

Under the new partnership, The Care Group will transition to a unified brand under the Pediatric Home Service name.

“We are excited about the possibilities this partnership with The Care Group has for complex medical patients,” PHS CEO Cameo Zehnder said in a press release. “We are now in a position to expand our mission of helping children with medical complexities achieve their best lives at home and in their communities. We look forward to continuing the great services The Care Group has been providing to the Texas community and will be working to add even more services to support this population.”

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