Home care company in acquisition to enhance ‘live-in’ care services

Martin Jones

Warrington-based home care company, Home Instead Senior Care, has acquired SuperCarers, for an undisclosed sum.

The deal is part of ambitious plans to extend the group’s ‘live-in’ care offering to enable more older people to be cared for at home.

The purchase of London-based SuperCarers, a care introductory business operating UK-wide, is in response to the changing needs of elderly clients who are looking for live-in care as an alternative to care homes. This is where a carer provides round the clock care in a person’s home.

Martin Jones, Home Instead Senior Care UK chief executive, said: “Home is the place people feel happiest and most secure and our services can support that – we know from our research that 98% of over 65s say it’s important to them that they stay living independently in their own home.

“Acquiring the SuperCarers business is an exciting development for us and will allow us to build on our home care offer to support even more people at home for longer.

“This can be from early stage care, which might only involve using technology to stay in touch with an older person to ensure they are safe, right through to more support around personal care, home help, and then, eventually, live-in care and palliative care.”

The SuperCarers operation will be implemented into the quality Home Instead Senior Care model in the coming months.

Adam Pike, of SuperCarers, said: “Home Instead Senior Care is incredibly well respected in the home care market and we were delighted with the opportunity to join forces to support even more older people to receive the care they so deserve at home and look forward to working with the team at Home Instead to achieve this.”

Part of a global franchise network, Home Instead was established in the UK 15 years ago and in this time has grown considerably to 215 offices with 9,000 CAREGivers looking after 14,000 elderly clients.

As a national home care provider it specialises in providing care and companionship in the home for older people.

It also delivers specialist dementia care, plus live-in care, end-of-life and respite care.