CareSouth announces impending name change

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CareSouth Home Health Services will change its name to Careity in the fourth quarter of this year, the company has announced.

"The Careity name will represent a more innovative, redesigned approach to providing coordinated care in the senior living space," says Rick Griffin, president and CEO of CareSouth.

As a diversified healthcare company, Careity will continue to provide home health and private duty care with enhanced services directed at seniors living in senior living communities. Careity services will include transitional care management, chronic care management, Care Center services, Part B Medicare therapy services and clinics, as well as healthcare business services. The changes are designed to help senior adults navigate the complex world of healthcare, integrating into the entire healthcare system and providing one place for coordination of care across the healthcare continuum, according to the company.

The name change will coincide with the completion of the merger of the company's CareSouth branded business lines with Encompass Home Health, a subsidiary of HealthSouth Corp. The merger does not include the company's Senior Living Services division, its Health at Home partnership with LCS, its management and care center services, or its captive insurance business. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter, subject to regulatory approval.

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