Avera@Home, Kore Cares Form Joint Venture for Personal Care Services
Avera@Home has reached an agreement to form a joint venture with Kore Cares, a Sioux Falls-based personal care services agency. Avera@Home will transition the patients in their personal care services line, as well as some staff, to Kore Cares in several phases starting fall 2022.
Home health and hospice patients will remain with Avera@Home. The joint venture with Kore Cares is currently focused in South Dakota.
Personal care services, often referred to as home care, support patients in their homes and include a wide range of services including meal planning and preparation, assistance with personal cares such as bathing and dressing, housekeeping, transportation and companionship.
“This is an essential part of the care continuum, especially as these patients are some of our most vulnerable,” says Sandy Dieleman, CEO of Avera@Home. “These services are vital in helping patients maintain their independence, especially as more and more of our population wants to age in place.”
The joint venture with Kore Cares strengthens the support of patients, staff and Avera. It allows Avera@Home and Kore Cares to serve more patients while also expanding the types of care and services provided.
Kore Cares has been operating in the Sioux Falls region since 2016 and has long been a trusted partner of Avera@Home. Co-founder and owner Gabrielle Hoing will lead the joint venture as its CEO. Kore Cares was selected in part because the company is guided by a mission that reflects Avera’s own.
“This initiative will have a tremendous impact on our communities,” says Hoing. “By expanding access to care in the home, we empower individuals to make decisions about their care that are in line with their goals and priorities.”
Given Kore Cares’ established reputation within the Sioux Falls region, the joint venture will do business under the name Kore Cares to provide continuity for patients and referral sources.