Silverchain buys KinCare

The acquisition will be beneficial for both providers, say its chief executives.

In-home care provider Silverchain has acquired KinCare. The acquisition – effective from 1 July – provides an opportunity for the Silverchain Group to expand its operations on the east coast.

“We welcome our new colleagues from KinCare and look forward to supporting them as they continue to deliver safe and effective care for their clients,” said Silverchain group chief executive Dale Fisher.

Bernadette Gotch

KinCare’s chief executive Bernadette Gotch said the acquisition will bring benefits to both organisations. “As we approach a period of needed reform and strengthened quality standards for in-home care, we will be able to learn from each other for the benefit of all our clients.”

“Silverchain will also benefit from KinCare’s digital investment as part of our own digital transformation,” added Ms Fisher.

Dale Fisher

The acquisition means that Silverchain has inherited KinCare’s 1,300 employees and more than 11,500 Home Care Package and Commonwealth Home Support Program clients in New South Wales.

Silverchain currently provides HCP and CHSP services in Western Australia, South Australia, and Victoria. Before the acquisition, its in-home client base stood at more than 21,300.

“Our key focus is ensuring continuity of care for those receiving KinCare services,” said Ms Fisher. “We are committed to minimising any disruption to the care or services that KinCare and Silverchain clients receive.”

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