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A major home care company got a little bit bigger this week. Advocate Aurora Enterprises, a new subsidiary of the Midwest-based health Advocate Aurora Health, said on Thursday that it is acquiring Senior Helpers, a leader in home care and wellness offerings for seniors. The amount of the deal was not disclosed.

“The need for high-quality, in-home senior care has never been greater,” Senior Helpers CEO Peter Ross said in a statement. “We see all sorts of opportunities to enhance our suite of senior services as part of health system Advocate Aurora Enterprises’ portfolio, because we share many of the same core values. Given Advocate Aurora’s scale and their experience as a premier healthcare provider, which aligns with the work our franchisees are already doing, we’ll be better positioned to expand best-in-class care and wellness services for seniors.”

The Maryland-based Senior Helpers has more than 320 franchised and corporate-owned locations in 44 states, Canada and Australia that provide home care services and wellness services for seniors, including meal planning, grocery shopping, medication reminders, transportation, companionship, assistance with personal hygiene and more. It also offers special programs for chronic neurological disease, particularly Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

Advocate Aurora Enterprises, which was established in March, invests in businesses that enable people to improve their health and well-being beyond traditional clinical care settings. It is focusing its investments in three key categories: aging independently, parenthood and personal performance.