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1983    WILLCARE is established as a Licensed Home Care Agency in North Collins, NY. 

1985    WILLCARE establishes a full-service Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA) and supplemental staffing Agency in Cleveland, OH.

1986    WILLCARE opens a branch in Jamestown, NY.

1996    WILLCARE acquires SPS Home Care in Buffalo, NY.

1998    WILLCARE acquires Litson Health Care of Monroe in New York’s Hudson Valley Region. The company also opens a Licensed Home Care Branch in Olean, NY, acquires the Certified Division of SPS Home Care in Buffalo, and starts its certified operations in New York State.

1999    WILLCARE expands operations in the Hudson Valley with the acquisition of Litson Certified Care, Competent Care and American Care. The company moves its corporate headquarters to the historic VARS/GOW Building in downtown Buffalo.

2000    The Hudson Valley expansion is complete with the acquisition of the Kingston, NY, branch of US Home Care.

2001    WILLCARE receives CHAP accreditation. 

2002    WILLCARE expands in Western New York’s Chautauqua County with the acquisition of a Certified Home Health agency in Jamestown.

2006    WILLCARE expands into Western New York’s Genesee County, opening a recruitment/training site in Batavia, NY.

2009    WILLCARE expands in Allegany County, NY with the acquisition of the Allegany Department of Health Certified Home Health Agency and Long Term Home Health Program. WILLCARE expands its operations to the state of Connecticut with the acquisition of Patient’s Choice Homecare. The acquisition includes operations in Wethersfield, Waterbury, and New Haven.

2011    WILLCARE expands into Niagara County, NY with the acquisition of the assets of Allstate Home Care, a Licensed home care agency with an office in Niagara Falls. 

2012    WILLCARE acquires Bermac Home Health Aides in the Hudson Valley, enlarging their base of operations in Dutchess County and expanding their presence in Ulster County, NY.  

2013    Connecticut Home Health Care (CHHC), a home health care agency with headquarters in Trumbull, CT and a satellite office in Norwalk,  joins the WILLCARE family, expanding their presence in Southwestern Connecticut.