Millbrook HomeCare Partners Inc., a 10-year-old home-care business in Hellertown whose owners started from scratch and grew it to annual sales worth more than $1 million, has been sold, its owners said Tuesday.
Anne Miller and Cheryl Brooks, who started Millbrook in 2007, sold the business Dec. 6 to Terry Weber, they said. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Weber, of Emmaus, said owning a home health-care business has been her dream.
“I love senior care in many aspects, but this has always been my passion,” said Weber, who has spent about 30 years in the elder-care industry, most recently as a marketing director at the Country Meadows retirement facility in Forks Township. She said she has renamed the business Millbrook HomeCare.
“I personally had a bad experience with home care agencies and caregivers where I used to live in Los Angeles,” Brooks said. “I met Anne, and it was a fluke. I said ‘I want to start a home-care agency,’ and she said, ‘If you’re interested, so am I.’”
Jeffrey Tintle, owner of Thrive LLC, a Lower Macungie Township business specializing in issues affecting older residents, helped broker the deal.
The former owners said the timing seemed right to sell. “We had an excellent opportunity through Jeff,” said Brooks, adding that Tintle found Weber among several other prospective buyers. The former owners said they wanted a buyer who would keep the company independently owned and operated.
The business employs about a half-dozen people to handle office work and scheduling, and another 60 part-time caregivers, the former owners said. It serves clients clients in Northampton, Lehigh and Upper Bucks counties, they said. Weber said she hopes to expand the workforce.
As the region’s baby boomers age, the demand for elder care services has increased, Tintle said. He said there are more than 80 nonmedical home care agencies in the Lehigh Valley.
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