Jet Health acquires Carrington Hospice Care

Home health provider Jet Health Inc. announced it has acquired Carrington Hospice Care Inc.

Irvine, California-based Jet Health provides physical, speech and occupational therapy services, plus skilled nursing, hospice and personal care. Medical social services are also part of Jet Health’s business mix.

The company operates in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Idaho.

Founded in 2018, Carrington Hospice Care is an Arlington, Texas-based provider that operates in the Dallas and Fort Worth region.

Strategically, the deal allows Carrington Hospice Care to expand its offerings and be part of a changing Dallas-Fort Worth health care landscape, one that favors providers that offer a variety of home-based care service lines. That’s not just a local trend either, as “becoming a one-stop shop” is a strategy many providers are pursuing across the country.

“By providing our home health patients a choice to remain in our care as they transition to hospice, we will improve the continuity of care and overall patient satisfaction of those we serve,” Stacie Bratcher, CEO of Jet Health, said in a press release. “This acquisition affords Jet Health the opportunity to better service both our patients and referral sources in the Texas marketplace and to continue to grow Jet Health’s hospice offering throughout our geographic footprint.”

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Concord Regional VNA, Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice merge

Concord Regional VNA and Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice (Central VNA) have plans to merge.

Laconia, New Hampshire-based Central VNA provides in-home care — including personal care, rehabilitation services, pediatric care, palliative care and hospice care — in 47 Lakes Region communities.

Concord Regional VNA is a home health and hospice care provider that serves the central New Hampshire region. The company offers home care, hospice care, palliative care, pediatric health services and wellness programming.

The organizations announced they signed a definitive merger agreement earlier this month.

The formal agreement is the next step in a plan that first took shape in March, when the two companies signed a non-binding letter of intent to merge.

The purpose of the merger is to improve access to home-based care in 82 communities and meet the increasing demand for specialty home-based clinical services.

“We are very excited to continue our journey towards merging,” Lisa Dupuis, CEO at Central VNA, said in a statement. “The signing of this definitive merger agreement brings us another step closer to our goal of being able to better serve our community.”

Help at Home rebrands its subsidiaries

Help at Home, a Chicago-based in-home care provider, announced that it has renamed two of its subsidiaries.

Coastal Home Care and Altrus — two home- and community-based companies — officially changed their names to Help at Home in July.

“Coastal Home Care and Altrus joined Help at Home in 2019, so we already identify ourselves as ‘a Help at Home Company,’” Jana Feiler, regional vice president of Coastal Home Care and Altrus, said in a press statement. “By rebranding to the Help at Home name, we will be more unified in how we represent our home and community-based care offerings and expertise to our clients.”

The rebranding of Coastal Home Care and Altrus is a key step in increasing customer awareness of the Help at Home brand nationally, Paul Mastrapa, CEO of the company, noted.

“This important transition also allows us to be more inclusive of all of our employees and the services we provide to our clients,” Mastrapa said.

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