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Home > About Us > News & Press > 2012 News & Press Archive > WILLCARE Expands In The Hudson Valley

WILLCARE Expands Services In The Hudson Valley

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Middletown  NY, December 2012 – Home health care provider WILLCARE announced that it has expanded its reach in the Hudson Valley.    In the fourth quarter of 2012 WILLCARE welcomed Bermac Home Aides, Inc., to their family of home care agencies.  Bermac, a licensed home care agency serving Ulster and Dutchess County, employed a staff of 163 among its New Paltz, Saugerties, and Pleasant Valley office locations – and most of those employees have stayed on to become part of the WILLCARE team.   Prior to joining WILLCARE, Bermac had been providing home care for 280 patients and the majority chose to transition to WILLCARE, allowing for seamless continuation of care.    

As part of the merger, WILLCARE assumed Bermac’s office locations, and will continue operations in New Paltz and Pleasant Valley under the WILLCARE name.  Bermac’s Saugerties office will be merged into WILLCARE’s existing location in Lake Katrine.  Prior to this purchase, WILLCARE’s Hudson Valley presence included their licensed agency branch offices in Middletown and Lake Katrine, certified agency branch offices in Newburgh and Lake Katrine, and recruitment sites in Monticello and Poughkeepsie.    The Bermac purchase has provided WILLCARE with a larger base of operations in Dutchess County, and expanded their presence in Ulster County. 

“Bermac has been providing quality home care services for over 30 years," said Jennie Cortese, Director of Licensed Operations for WILLCARE, “We look forward to continuing that tradition and combining the best of both organizations to become the leading home care provider in the Hudson Valley Region. “

WILLCARE employs over 2,000 people across its 15 branches, including locations in Western New York, Hudson Valley, Northeastern Ohio, and Connecticut.  


WILLCARE is a Medicare certified and New York State licensed/private duty home health care company, headquartered in Buffalo, NY and accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program. WILLCARE is a comprehensive provider of home health care services that include skilled nursing, rehabilitation therapies, home health aides, Lend-A-Friend™ companions, and supportive services in Western New York, the Hudson Valley region, Connecticut, and Northeast Ohio.  For more information on WILLCARE services in the Hudson Valley, call 1-800-MyNurse or visit  ###