BOSTON (December 3, 2020)—Prospero Health, a team-based home health care company, announced today that it is expanding into 16 states to reach more than 8,000 new patients in need of home health care in 2021. With its expanded footprint, Prospero will serve 25,000 patients in a total of 26 states, bringing its model of home-based care and 24/7 telemedicine support to a growing population of people living with serious health conditions.

Demand for in-home care and telehealth has increased steeply during the coronavirus pandemic, particularly for seniors with advanced illnesses and compromised immune systems. Prospero specializes in providing compassionate care for vulnerable populations and has rapidly expanded its care teams, as well as its video and telephonic delivery capabilities, in states across the country to provide care for patients living in quarantine.

“Even before the pandemic, demand for home-based and virtual care had been growing due to the more than 40 million people in the U.S. living with advanced illness,” said Prospero co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Doug Wenners. “For people with complex health care needs, we provide an extra layer of physician-led support in the home, where they are most comfortable. Many of our patients have more than one chronic health issue and are hospitalized or admitted to the emergency room multiple times a year. Often, they live alone and face severe challenges associated with adverse social determinants of health. It’s not just about medical care; we provide a network of services to help our patients, and their caregivers, live higher quality lives.”

Founded in 2019, Prospero Health currently serves over 7,000 patients in Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and Alabama. As of Jan. 1, 2021, Prospero will begin serving patients in markets across Florida, Texas, Arizona, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Maine, New Hampshire and Delaware. The homecare provider will expand into additional markets later in 2021 and also plans to continue to grow its presence to reach more patients in rural areas across the country, where access to care is needed most.

Earlier this year, Prospero announced a partnership with GrandPad, the first purpose-built tablet for people over 75, to allow Prospero providers to continue to care for patients via live video chats while following social distancing guidelines. The company has also made significant investments in expanding its Care Support Center in Memphis, Tenn. to ensure 24/7 support for patients and care team members.

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