BAYADA Home Health Care Acquires Nursefinders Home Care

January 30, 2012

MOORESTOWN, NJ--(Marketwire -01/30/12)- BAYADA Home Health Care, a leading provider of home health care services to people of all ages, announced today that is has acquired Nursefinders Home Care, an AMN Healthcare Company. As part of the acquisition, 16 Nursefinders Home Care offices will transition to BAYADA Home Health Care. They are located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

The acquisition will not affect Nursefinders Home Care's 19 franchise locations in Florida, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. These offices will remain Nursefinders Home Care.

"As we welcome Nursefinders Home Care to the BAYADA family, we are excited to expand our geographic reach, which aligns with our vision to make it possible for more and more people worldwide to experience a better quality of life in the comfort of their own homes," said Mark Baiada, president, CEO, and founder of BAYADA Home Health Care. "Nursefinders' commitment to quality care fits well with our BAYADA core beliefs. At BAYADA, we believe our clients come first and our employees are our greatest asset. These beliefs are a part of our guiding philosophy, The BAYADA Way, which expresses the values and beliefs that have been the foundation of our work since 1975."

BAYADA and Nursefinders Home Care are dedicated to helping children, adults, and seniors live safely at home with comfort, independence, and dignity. Comprehensive services include care for a wide range of diagnoses, including short-term, intermittent care, and ongoing care for complex medical conditions; assistive care to help with bathing, dressing, and light housekeeping; physical, occupational, and speech therapy; respite care to provide caregivers with temporary relief; hospice care, habilitation, and behavioral health.

"We share many of the same values of BAYADA Home Health Care, and their excellent reputation, quality of services provided, and commitment to their mission and values were important factors in our decision," explained Nursefinders Home Care President Linda Sheffield, who will stay on with BAYADA as a division director. "We anticipate that this will be a seamless transition, and our clients will continue to receive the same high quality care from the same team of nurses, therapists, and home health aides that they've been accustomed to."

BAYADA Home Health Care, which started with one office in Philadelphia in 1975, has grown to more than 240 offices in 24 states and India. The company employs more than 17,000 nurses, home health aides, therapists, medical social workers, and other health care professionals who provide care with compassion, excellence, and reliability to people of all ages in the comfort of home.

For more information on BAYADA Home Health Care, please call 888-4-BAYADA.

Founded in 1975 by J. Mark Baiada, BAYADA Home Health Care provides nursing, rehabilitative, therapeutic, hospice, and assistive care services to children, adults, and seniors in the comfort of their homes. Headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, BAYADA employs more than 17,000 nurses, home health aides, therapists, medical social workers, and other home health care professionals who serve their communities from more than 240 offices in 24 states and India. For more information, visit www.bayada.com.