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Home Care Assistance Acquires Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care’s Personal Care Division

Home Care Assistance and VNHC partner to ensure seamless support and the highest quality of care for patients and clients in Santa Barbara, CA

(San Francisco, CA -- August 30, 2019) Home Care Assistance (HCA), the fastest-growing provider of in-home care for seniors across North America, announced today the acquisition of Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care’s Personal Care Division in Santa Barbara, CA. HCA will be the preferred provider of VNHC for personal care to maintain the continuum of care and to ensure seamless support and quality care for patients and clients.

“The work of providing personal care truly needs the attention and expertise of a private duty-focused organization. We chose Home Care Assistance because they are locally based in Montecito and they understand the unique needs of our community, they are poised for significant growth across California and the country, and they share our values of customer service and quality care,” said Lynda Tanner, RN, MSN, President & CEO of Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care (VNHC).

At Home Care Assistance, care plans are tailored to clients’ individual needs and preferences. Clients are expertly matched with thoroughly trained, screened and conscientious caregivers. Home Care Assistance helps seniors live well at home through innovative offerings such as their proprietary Balanced Care Method, which promotes healthy mind, body and spirit and is based on the scientifically studied lifestyle behaviors of the longest living people on Earth, the Okinawans.

“Through our partnership with VNHC, we believe we can further elevate and expand care offerings to seniors in Santa Barbara and surrounding communities,” said Matt Neal, Chief Development Officer. “We are already deeply invested in this community, but are excited to expand our footprint and positively impact even a larger senior population for the better.”

To learn more, or find Home Care Assistance services in your area, please visit or call 805-416-0591.

About Home Care Assistance

Home Care Assistance is the leading provider of in-home care for seniors serving the United States, Canada and Australia. Its uniquely integrated, science-based approach to aging directly supports individual lifestyles and quality longevity, enabling seniors to live happier, healthier lives at home. Named an Inc. 5000 company eight years in a row, and one of the 50 fastest growing women-owned companies worldwide, Home Care Assistance has been recognized as an Endorsed National Provider by the home care industry’s leading research firm, Home Care Pulse and was chosen to be the official Caregiving Partner of the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement. Home Care Assistance CEO, Lily Sarafan, was also named Health Care Executives’ 2016 Woman of the Year. For more information about Home Care Assistance, please visit

About Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care (VNHC)

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care (VNHC) is our community’s leading nonprofit provider of comprehensive in-home healthcare, helping patients and their families live well at home, wherever they call “home.” VNHC provides home health care, palliative care, hospice care, bereavement care, and various community care programs. VNHC also owns and operates the Loan Closet and Serenity House (an 18-bed in-patient hospice facility).

Founded in 1908 as the Visiting Nurse Association of Santa Barbara, VNHC is California’s third oldest VNA and is one of Santa Barbara’s oldest nonprofit organizations serving the greater Santa Barbara County area including the Lompoc and Santa Ynez Valleys.

VNHC is accredited by The Joint Commission in Home Health and Hospice Care; the only 4-Star “We Honor Veterans” Member in the Tri-County area; recognized as a “Champion of Healthcare” and a “Best Place to Work” by the Pacific Coast Business Times; and the Readers’ Choice Winner for “Senior At-Home Services” by PCS-HCA: LT Quotes & Boilerplate the Santa Barbara News Press. For more information, visit or call (805) 965-5555.

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