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Senior living partners rolling out home care nonprofit

February 16, 2017
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A trio of senior care providers have formed a joint venture to provide home care to seniors throughout West Michigan.

Holland Home, Resthaven and Clark said today they’re partnering to launch Atrio Home Care.

Terms of the venture were not disclosed.

Based in Grand Rapids and Holland, Atrio expects to serve more than 3,000 seniors and their families in Kent, Ottawa, Allegan, Barry, Ionia and Montcalm counties in the coming year.

The new nonprofit will employ 225 nurses, therapists, aides and other clinicians to deliver a broad range of skilled and private duty services. The organization expects to add positions in both Grand Rapids and Holland.

Atrio Home Care will begin accepting patients in the spring. Until that time, the existing teams in each organization will continue to provide care for families.

The organization is composed of three agencies that will be based within the current facilities of its partners.

Atrio Home Health and Atrio Home Health Lakeshore will offer a broad range of skilled care services from the Holland Home and Resthaven offices: medical-surgical and mental health skilled nursing; physical therapy; speech and occupational therapy; and telehealth monitoring services.

Atrio Help at Home will provide private duty services from the Clark and Resthaven offices: personal care; household help; respite care; medication set up and reminders; meal preparation and related services.

Charlie Vander Broek, president and CEO of Resthaven, said Atrio will help meet the rising demand for at-home services, which he said will continue to increase as baby boomers retire.

“Most of us want to remain in our homes for as long as possible, and we expect that the services we need will come to us wherever we live,” Vander Broek said.

He said Atrio’s goal is to deliver the “right care when and where it is needed” to “accelerate healing and to foster independence.”

Mina Breuker, president and CEO of Holland Home, said each partner organization brings “best-in-class expertise” to Atrio.

Atrio will also help the three organizations remain competitive in recruitment and retention.

Atrio will be the employer for all Holland Home, Resthaven and Clark home care employees.

Brian Pangle, president and CEO of Clark, said Atrio provides the organizations with the “financial resources” to attract and retain top talent in the region, while investing in technology to “ensure our care teams have the leading-edge tools needed for success.”

The Atrio administrative team is drawn from existing agency leadership within the three organizations and will be led by Carolyn Flietstra, in the role of EVP of home and community services.

Flietstra currently serves as the executive and strategic leader of home and community services for Holland Home.

A six-member board of directors, also drawn from each organization, will govern Atrio. Breuker of Holland Home will serve as chair. 

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