Due to our quality systems and operating processes, Lutheran Social Services had an overwhelming interest in helping us expand throughout Michigan, said Rob Louis-Ferdinand.
Birmingham, MI (PRWEB) December 19, 2011
Home Care Assistance of Michigan, the leading provider of in-home care senior services throughout the southeastern region of the state, announced today that they were acquired by Lutheran Social Services of Michigan (LSSM), a national, private non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating communities of service that meet the needs of community members, uphold human dignity and advocate equality and justice. This is the first time in Lutheran Social Services of Michigan’s history that the organization has purchased a private pay home care company. The decision stemmed from an increase in demand for in-home care services and the risk of budget cuts. The organization decided that the most cost-effective route was to buy a successful home care business that showed steady growth, first rate operations and an expansive presence throughout Michigan. The previous owner of Home Care Assistance of Michigan, Rob Louis-Ferdinand, who provided seven years of outstanding leadership and spearheaded the growth of the company, is staying on and will join the Lutheran Social Services staff as the executive director of in-home services.
"Due to our quality systems and operating processes, Lutheran Social Services had an overwhelming interest in helping us expand throughout Michigan,” said Louis-Ferdinand. “Dedicated to bettering the lives of others through compassion, respect and commitment, LSSM aligned perfectly with our company’s core beliefs and values, creating the perfect partnership.”
Home Care Assistance not only complements Lutheran Social Services’ existing In-Home Services program, but also strengthens it. Nationally recognized as a premier provider of live-in care for seniors, the company is unique in the home care industry because of its focus on 24/7 care and caregiver training in the Balanced Care Method™ to help improve quality of life. The Balanced Care Method™ is based on the scientifically studied lifestyle factors that contribute to a longer and healthier lifespan, promote total wellness and encourage maximum independence for seniors. Home Care Assistance understands the importance of diet, exercise, mental challenge and social ties in reducing stress and creating the best life, with a focus on healthy longevity. The caregivers the company hires are bonded, insured, covered by Worker’s Comp and screened for criminal backgrounds and driving histories to ensure that clients receive the best care from the most qualified caregivers.
Under the ownership of Lutheran Social Services, all of Home Care Assistance’s profits will go toward their various non-profit programs that support individuals who can’t afford home care, children and adolescents in foster care and persons recently released from correctional facilities, among many others. Lutheran Social Services currently has 70 programs in 44 cities throughout Michigan.
Home Care Assistance of Michigan has the highest client satisfaction rating in Michigan, according to Home Care Pulse, an independent research company. Their experienced employees and caregiving staff will now serve over 500 families, enabling them to age in the comfort of home; this number is expected to reach 1,000 by 2015.
Home Care Assistance currently operates in southeastern Michigan with offices in Birmingham, Troy, Grosse Pointe Woods and Ann Arbor. Under Lutheran In-Home Care, services will begin an immediate expansion to other areas of the state beginning with Grand Rapids.
For more information about Home Care Assistance of Michigan, visit: http://homecareassistance.com/about/find-us-near-you/michigan/southeastern-michigan.
ABOUT HOME CARE ASSISTANCE
Home Care Assistance of Michigan was started in 2003 and is the leading provider of home care for seniors in southeastern Michigan with offices in Birmingham, Troy, Grosse Point Woods and Ann Arbor. Their mission is to change the way the world ages. They provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Their services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of their staff and their expertise in Live-In care. Home Care Assistance’s embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults. A 2011 Franchise500® Company, Home Care Assistance has received numerous industry awards including Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises and Franchise Business Review’s Top 50. For more information about Home Care Assistance, our services and franchise opportunities, visit homecareassistance.com or franchise.homecareassistance.com.