Health Care Leaders We Care & Pace Join Forces

The Pace Group of Companies become a subsidiary of We Care Health Services

TORONTO, Feb. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - We Care Health Services (We Care), Canada's most trusted name in home health care and support services, is pleased to announce that it is further expanding its comprehensive health care portfolio with the acquisition of the Kitchener-Waterloo based Pace Group of Companies (Pace). The addition of Pace, which includes Pace Consulting Group, Pace Homecare and Pace Physiotherapy Centre, broadens We Care's service offerings, most notably in the areas of therapy and rehabilitation services, as well as organizational consulting.

The Pace Group of Companies was founded by Frank Pace of Kitchener in 1987. Through its three operating companies, Pace has become a recognized leader in the communities it services across Ontario - directly assisting individuals, families and organizations with maintaining their health and productivity. Pace provides a diverse range of health care services, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, registered massage therapy, speech-language pathology, dietetics, social work, and mental health services.

"Combining the We Care and Pace organizations was a natural move as we continue to invest in the home and community health care sectors," said John Schram, President and CEO of We Care. "Pace's expertise in home and community rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation,  and primary care complement We Care's growing and diversified national home care operations. We are also very excited that in addition to enhancing our core home health care offerings, we are gaining access to an extensive network of professional consultants in the areas of Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), counselling and corporate health and wellness. I believe we are now very well positioned to be able to support our clients and their families in many different settings; whether it is in their home, in the community, a facility, or the work place."

We Care began providing personal support and nursing care in 1984 and today is one of the most highly regarded health service providers in Canada. As the needs of the communities the company serves have evolved, We Care has diversified its services portfolio to offer a host of integrated care options. With a network of 5,000 home care and health care professionals, We Care is now one of the largest home and community health care providers in the country. 

Frank Pace, President of Pace states: "We Care and Pace are an excellent fit as both companies have a tradition of commitment to serving clients' needs. We Care has built a truly impressive organization which includes nurses, homemakers and companions who are dedicated to delivering compassionate, high quality care. This was a logical move for our organization as we have seen a renewed emphasis and need in health care for integrated and seamless care. We believe that by joining We Care we can deliver on that agenda. We are truly excited about becoming part of the We Care organization and believe that this move will further enhance Pace's ability to meet the diverse needs of our current and future clients."

About We Care
We Care Health Services, a leading national provider of in-home care and support services with over 50 locations across Canada, provides professional and compassionate care that allows seniors and others to live independently in the comfort of their own homes.  We Care employs 5,000 homecare staff and provides care in over 800 communities across Canada, and has received accreditation through Accreditation Canada within all the regions in which it operates in.  For more information, visit www.wecare.ca

About Pace Group of Companies
Headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario, the Pace Group of Companies (Pace Homecare Services Inc., The Pace Consulting Group Inc. and Pace Physiotherapy Centre Inc.) provides professional healthcare services that directly assist individuals, families, and organizations with maintaining their health and productivity within the home, community and work place. Pace has an extensive multi-disciplinary network of service providers across Canada, which it established over 25 years in the EAP, counselling and homecare fields. www.pacehealth.com

SOURCE: We Care Home Health Services

For further information:

APEX Public Relations, Denise Gagnon, 416-934-2102 | dgagnon@apexpr.com

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