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Graham Healthcare Group Acquires InTeliCare Health Services, Expanding Personalized Home Health Care Offering into Florida

Graham Healthcare Group | December 21, 2021

Graham Healthcare Group, a leader in homecare, palliative and hospice services, today announced its acquisition of InTeliCare Health Services, a provider of home health services in central Florida. The agreement was finalized on December 15th, 2021, and marks Graham's first expansion into Florida.

Graham will integrate InTeliCare into its Residential Home Health division to accelerate access to personalized home health care throughout Florida. Residential is a leading post-acute home care network serving communities in Michigan, Illinois and Pennsylvania.

Integrating InTeliCare into Residential Home Health will bring together industry-leading, patient-centered home health services to strengthen the continuum of care for patients across central Florida. 

"More than one-fifth of Florida's population is over 65, and that number continues to grow. With the baby boomer generation doubling in size and an increase in comorbidities, this is an ideal time for Graham Healthcare Group to begin serving people in the state of Florida in their own homes with high-quality post-acute and end-of-life care." 

David Curtis, Chief Executive Officer of Home Health at Graham Healthcare Group

"With the addition of InTeliCare, we're poised for growth as we continue our mission to transform home care and improve patient experiences," Curtis said. "This agreement expands the ability of Graham Healthcare Group to deliver consistent, high-quality care across the spectrum of home health and further strengthens our foundation for success."

Irene Tuttle, InTeliCare Founder and Chief Executive Officer, will serve in an advisory role following the deal's close. Toni Walker, InTeliCare's longstanding Vice President of Operations, will maintain leadership over day-to-day operations. 

"We strongly align with Residential's values of care and community," Tuttle said. "This is an extraordinary opportunity to join forces with an organization that shares our employee- and patient-driven approach to care."

"We are confident that the powerful synergies and added strength this partnership creates will continue to elevate the value and experience of post-acute care and advance the continuum of home health care in central Florida," Tuttle added.

Residential Home Health intends to retain InTelicare's workforce and will support them with enhanced operational efficiencies and advanced clinical and technology innovations. 

Both Residential Home Health and InTeliCare are known for strong, employee-friendly cultures. Residential has been recognized as a top workplace for 11 consecutive years in the Detroit market and was recognized in the Chicago and St. Louis markets in 2021.

About Graham Healthcare Group

A subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, Graham Healthcare Group has designed business and technology solutions to drive better care, outcomes and productivity in home health and hospice services for more than 20 years. It includes Residential Healthcare Group, Allegheny Health Network-Healthcare @ Home, Mary Free Bed at Home, Clarus, and CSI Pharmacy. It is deeply committed to radically changing the home care model by putting patients and their families at the top of the paradigm, while enhancing the quality and consistency of healthcare in the most convenient and cost-effective setting possible: at home.  

About Residential Home Health

 Based in Troy, Michigan, Residential Home Health is a leading provider of home health, palliative and hospice services in Michigan, Illinois and Pennsylvania. Residential is one of the fastest growing home health networks with 2,500 dedicated care professionals. 

About InTeliCare Health Services 

Based in Boca Raton, InTeliCare is a leading provider of home health services in central Florida. The company has 80 employees serving nearly 300 patients from three offices.

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