About the Merger
AccentCare is focused on expanding our impact and delivering strong quality to our patients. Merging with Seasons will give us broader representation across the country, and we will be able to expand our offerings in new markets, connecting the care continuum for our partners and for more patients.
Together, the combined organization will operate over 225 sites of care across 26 states, and employ nearly 30,000 qualified professionals. Once combined, AccentCare and Seasons will work with more than 60 health systems, physician practices and joint venture partners to provide care to more than 175,000 patients and their families each year.
Our vision is to simplify the inherent complexity the comes with navigating multiple companies across the continuum of care. As a combined organization, we will help patients and families, and our health system and physician partners, access our joint expertise and high-quality, dignified care.
AccentCare, Inc. is a nationwide, for-profit, leader in post-acute healthcare with services including home health, hospice, personal care services, medical home care, and health management services. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, AccentCare has more than 25,000 qualified professionals in over 180 locations, serving 17 states, and over 145,000 patients per year.
About Seasons Palliative Care
Seasons Hospice is a community-based organization with an ongoing mission to find creative solutions that add quality to end-of-life care. The caregivers at Seasons Hospice hold steadfast to the patient/family focus of hospice care. The Seasons family consists of Seasons Healthcare Management, Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, Seasons Hospice Foundation, and Seasons Medical Group. Founded in 1997, Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care is one of the largest hospice providers in the nation.
Our Future Together
We don’t just want to change post-acute care. We want to change healthcare. We believe that AccentCare and Seasons have the expertise and vision to broaden access, connect the care continuum, and bridge gaps in post-acute care. The combination with Seasons allows us to further meet the demands of our partners and patients.
Our vision is to simplify the inherent complexity the comes with navigating multiple companies across the continuum of care. As a combined organization, we will help patients and families, and our health system and physician partners access our joint expertise and high-quality, dignified care.
AccentCare and Seasons are working to combine by the end of 2020. Nothing will change for our patients, families, and partners as we come together.
Our nearly 75 years of combined experience has taught us that every patient interaction is different – and that the only way to provide outstanding care is to do so with the best interest of the patient in mind at all times to ensure personalized care. The exceptional quality metrics of each organization validate this approach and quality care starts with engaged caregivers with an inspired call-to-purpose, supported by dedicated administrative teams and staff.
Our leadership teams are working diligently to develop a thoughtful plan that brings the best from each organization and continues our mutual focus on quality and exceptional care.
For now, our health system and physician partners will continue to work with their respective AccentCare and Seasons Hospice representatives as they always have to refer patients and transition care from their practice to ours.
The Value of a Shared Organization
Both AccentCare and Seasons are focused on delivering on their mission of providing exceptional care to patients across the country. AccentCare’s expertise in home health as well as PCS and hospice – and Seasons’ leadership in hospice and palliative care provide a foundation for the combined organization to elevate patient care to the next level.
As a merged entity, we will function as a single provider of all that patients and their families may need in these areas. They can leverage our complete range of offerings or select specific services as needed.
The combined organization will broaden access, connect the care continuum, and bridge gaps in skilled home-based care to ease our practice partners’ burden and simplify the complexity that comes with navigating multiple referring companies. As a merged entity, we will function as a single provider to reduce the time you spend identifying referrals for your patients. And our strong quality and outcome metrics make the combined organization an ideal partner for physicians.
Team Member Benefits
The most valued resource for each organization is our employees. As a combined organization, we can offer even stronger support for our employees. Each organization has valuable learnings to share with the other, learnings that will enable each to continue the great work it is currently doing, while also creating opportunities for both teams to make even more of a difference in the lives of our patients and their families.
Our growing scale will allow us to reinvest in our employees and offer even stronger support as they continue living out their call to purpose. We will also invest in technologies and resources that are in the best interest of our staff, partners, and patients.
Will care for patients change?
No. Our nearly 75 years of combined experience has taught us that every patient interaction is different – and that the only way to provide outstanding care is to do so with the best interest of the patient in mind at all times to ensure personalized care. The exceptional quality metrics of each organization validate this approach. And quality care starts with engaged caregivers with an inspired call-to-purpose, supported by dedicated administrative teams and staff.
Will my caregiver change?
No. We know the relationships between patients and caregivers is special. Nothing will change in how, or with whom, you receive care from our dedicated team.
Will my insurance still be accepted?
Yes. For now, nothing changes with our relationships and contracts with payors. If the plan you signed up for as part of 2021 Open Enrollment includes AccentCare, it will still be accepted.
How did this agreement come together?
Over the years, Seasons Hospice has been approached by a number of organizations that have been impressed with their performance, but until now, none were the right fit. With AccentCare, they have found a partner that shares their vision for skilled home-based care and that will allow Seasons to expand their hospice care to new communities.
When will the deal be finalized? What is happening between now and then?
We anticipate the deal will be finalized before the end of 2020. As we work toward the deal close, our leadership teams are working diligently, with the help of outside experts, to develop a thoughtful integration plan.
The transaction includes all of Seasons’ business lines, including their Gareda home care business and the HRS skilled home health business
What if I have questions about this merger?
Please contact OurJourney@accentcare.com with any questions related to your care or this merger. And, for additional information from Seasons, you may visit seasons.org/accentcare.