Expanding Home Health Services with Help from Friends

Members | May 10, 2015

Two LeadingAge members -- Presbyterian Villages of Michigan and Williamsburg Landing -- are relying on help from partners to expand their offering of in-home services.

Two LeadingAge members -- Presbyterian Villages of Michigan and Williamsburg Landing -- are relying on help from partners to expand their offering of in-home services.

Presbyterian Villages: Home Health Joint Venture

Presbyterian Villages of Michigan (PVM), a LeadingAge member in Southfield, MI, has formed a joint venture with Homestead Home Health Care, Inc. 

The joint venture company will serve PVM residents as well as the older adults living in their own homes in an 8-county area. For the past 5 years, Homestead has been providing services to residents of The Village at Westland, a PVM community in Westland, MI.

The for-profit Homestead will be the new company’s general manager. A representative of PVM will chair the new venture’s governing board, according to Crain’s Detroit Business.

PVM operates 25 senior living communities across Michigan. In addition, it provides community-based health care and other services to older adults living near two PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) programs that PVM operates in partnership with Henry Ford Health System.

"We see this as an area of tremendous unmet needs," said PVM President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Roger Myers. "We know seniors by and large want to remain in their homes. We think through this joint venture we can meet part of that demand."

Williamsburg Landing: Home Health and Hospice

Williamsburg Landing, a LeadingAge member in Williamsburg, VA, will soon be operating its own home health and hospice program for Williamsburg Landing residents and older consumers living in the Williamsburg area.

The continuing care retirement community (CCRC) has chosen Senior Options, LLC to guide it through the expansion. Senior Options provides advisory services and operational support to senior living organizations. It is a subsidiary of Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay, a LeadingAge member in Virginia Beach, VA.

“This is a great opportunity for our independently run retirement communities to work together to serve older adults at home,” said Steve Montgomery, president and CEO of Williamsburg Landing. “Williamsburg Landing’s strategy is to improve the continuum of care that our residents have access to and strengthen their ability to remain in their homes for as long as possible.”

Partnerships are not new to Williamsburg Landing, according to The Virginia Gazette. The CCRC is currently collaborating with Riverside Health System to launch a home-based continuing care program called “ChooseHome.”