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Senior Home Care Offices Recognized as 2012 HomeCare Elite

CLEARWATER, Fla., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Senior Home Care, a leading provider of home health care solutions in the Southeast, today announced that 28 of its offices in Florida and Louisiana have been named 2012 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the country, out of more than 10,000 Medicare-certified agencies. For a list of the company's winners, including 16 Synergy Home Care offices in Louisiana and 12 Senior Home Care offices in Florida, visit www.seniorhomecare.net.

In its seventh year, HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies in the United States and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation, patient experience, quality improvement and financial performance.

HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health profession. The 2012 HomeCare Elite is co-sponsored by National Research Corporation (also known as OCS HomeCare), the leading provider of cross-continuum healthcare metrics and analytics, and DecisionHealth, the publisher of the industry's most respected independent newsletter,
Home Health Line. Data used for analysis were compiled from publicly available information, not submitted by the agencies themselves. The entire list can be downloaded at www.nationalresearch.com.

"The 2012 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patient-centered care and serving as leaders in the home health community. Their success offers data-driven proof of being well-managed and high quality care providers to hospitals, managed care organizations, ACOs, and other potential referral partners across the healthcare continuum," said Susan L. Henricks, President and COO of National Research Corporation, the parent company of OCS HomeCare products. "Again, this year, we updated our methodology to reflect the rapidly evolving quality-focused healthcare landscape and national value-based purchasing trends. We congratulate Senior Home Care on being recognized as a top home care agency."

Senior Home Care's Chief Executive Officer, Robert Fusco, credits the winners' top-tier status to their focus on always making patients their top priority. "Our winners demonstrate a commitment to providing the very best care to patients, while providing the highest level of service possible," said Fusco.

"HomeCare Elite recognition continues to gain importance given the increased regulatory mandates and the threat of shrinking reimbursement revenue. Home health agencies that have earned recognition among the HomeCare Elite demonstrated that they not only can adapt to an evolving marketplace but continue to excel in clinical, patient experience, quality improvement, and financial outcomes," said Marci Heydt, Product Manager for the post-acute care business group of DecisionHealth (www.decisionhealth.com).

About Senior Home Care, Inc.
Senior Home Care, Inc. has been treating seniors throughout Florida and Louisiana with quality home health care services since 1994. With nearly 50 branch locations and 1,800 employees, Senior Home Care, along with its Louisiana company, Synergy Home Care, treats more than 50,000 seniors each year. The company's mission is to provide quality patient care in a compassionate and ethical manner while encouraging a lifestyle of independence.

SOURCE Senior Home Care, Inc.

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