Diverse Brunet business offers Revera opportunities for innovation and
growth, says CEO Jeff Lozon
MONTREAL, Feb. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Revera Inc., a leading North American
provider of seniors' accommodation, care and services, today announced
that it has acquired Brunet Health Care Group, a respected
Montreal-based company with a reputation for excellence in home care,
medical services and training for the past 34 years. The acquisition
complements Revera's existing Home Health office in Montreal which has
been providing home care services since 1985.
"The combination of Brunet Health Care Group and Revera is an
exceptional fit as it brings together two respected home care
companies, each with a strong legacy and commitment to excellence,"
said Jeff Lozon, President and CEO, Revera Inc. "Together we will build
on those legacies and continue to look for opportunities to grow our
home care business, not only in Quebec, but across Canada as well."
With the acquisition, all employees will remain with the company.
Revera's Home Health division now employs more than 5,000 people in 29
cities across seven provinces, delivering services to more than 5,400
clients every week.
In addition to its home care services, the Brunet Industrial Medical
Clinic, which offers a full range of medical services to companies and
their employers, will continue to be a key part of the business. For
its corporate clients, the clinic offers services such as
pre-employment check-ups, medical expertise in industrial accidents,
vaccination campaigns and blood testing. The clinic works with a full
range of specialists including orthopedics, psychologists,
psychiatrists, neurologists and nutritionists.
Another area of the Brunet Health Care Group business that is new for
Revera is the Brunet Academy, which is an education program to train
and develop PAB (i.e., nurse aide) workers. Created in 1985, the Brunet
Academy is an accredited training centre through Emplois-Quebec and a
recognized school for people seeking certification for nurse aide
The growing need for home care services
"Delivering in-home care and services is becoming an increasingly vital
part of Canadian health care - one that provides clients with options
to receive care where they want it and when they need it," said
Patricia Barbato, Senior Vice President of Home Health and Business
Development, Revera Inc. "Brunet Health Care Group offers Revera the
opportunity to also explore exciting new areas of health care.
Combined, our companies will make a significant contribution to the
health and well-being of Quebecers."
The Canadian Home Care Association estimates that there has been a 51
per cent increase in the number of home care recipients over the past
decadei, and that approximately one million Canadians now receive publicly
funded home care each yearii. By 2017, it is estimated the number of seniors with chronic conditions
requiring home care services will increase by one-third. iii
About Revera Inc.
Revera is a leading provider of seniors' accommodation, care and
services; built on a 50-year history of helping seniors live life to
the fullest. Our nearly 30,000 dedicated employees continually strive
to serve a diverse group of clients and to offer choices to meet their
individual preferences. With 258 sites across Canada and parts of the
U.S., we work to enhance lives in our retirement communities, long term
care homes, U.S. nursing and rehab centres and through the provision of
home health services. Canadian-owned and operated, Revera serves
approximately 30,000 clients every day, with the core values of
respect, integrity, compassion and excellence at the heart of our
business. Find out more about Revera at www.reveraliving.com.
i Canadian Home Care Association. Portraits of Home Care in Canada, 2008.
Accessed at Canadian Home Care Association website, January 25, 2012. http://www.cdnhomecare.ca/media.php?mid=1877
ii Canadian Home Care Association website. Accessed January 25, 2012. http://www.cdnhomecare.ca/content.php?doc=226
iii The Liberal Family Care Plan website. Accessed January 25, 2012. http://www.liberal.ca/files/2010/10/lpc-family-care-en.pdf
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