BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMED), one of the nation’s leading home health care and hospice companies, today announced that its subsidiary, Associated Home Care, has closed on its acquisition of Home Staff, LLC, a personal care provider, headquartered in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Under the terms of the agreement, Associated Home Care acquired substantially all of the assets of Home Staff from Fallon Health and VNA Care Network.

Home Staff, founded in 1977, offers professional nurses, chore workers, companions, transportation, Personal Care Assistants, Certified Nursing Assistants and homemakers to clients to encourage independent living 24 hours a day and seven days a week. With 502 employees, Home Staff has home personal care offices in Worcester, Needham and West Springfield and covers the Greater Metro Boston, Greater Worcester Region and the Western Massachusetts Region. It delivers care to 3,500 clients per year and generates approximately $10.5 million in annualized revenues.

“This acquisition is exciting not only because it enlarges our personal care footprint in Massachusetts, it also positions us for a future collaboration with an innovative payor to help manage their most vulnerable patients,” stated Amedisys President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Kusserow. “We look forward to partnering with Fallon Health to show the value that our care can bring to programs such as PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), SNPs (Special Needs Plans) chronic disease management and population health management.”

Amedisys’ Personal Care Division (AHC) now collectively has 2,500 aides providing care to 15,000 clients annually at home throughout Massachusetts – making it the largest personal care provider in the state.

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