Senior Care Centers of America, the second largest U.S. operator of adult day services, will merge with Active Day, currently the largest provider of those services. The merger, which will boost the company’s presence to 76 centers in 11 states, is expected to close in November.
Active Day will become a subsidiary of Trevose, Penn.-based Senior Care, with the ownership of Senior Care remaining essentially unchanged, the company stated, with Senior Care CEO Jim Donnelly leading the combined organization.
“Active Day and Senior Care have both been leaders in adult day services and have been providing quality care for many years in adjacent geographies,” Donnelly said in a company press release. “Combining our resources is a natural step. Together we’ll continue to champion our cost-effective alternative to home health, nursing homes and other long-term care.“
The companies see the merger as a critical step in increasing the overall presence of adult day services.
“The combined forces of Active Day and Senior Care will benefit the industry and promote the well being of the thousands of participants in our centers every day,” said Peter Harris, Chairman of Active Day. “This strategic transaction is a significant and positive development in the continued expansion of adult day services in the U.S.”
Written by Elizabeth Ecker