LCS joins CareSouth on home health care services

LCS, a Des Moines-based senior living community development and management company, has entered into a joint venture partnership with CareSouth Health System Inc. in which CareSouth will manage the operations of LCS' network of 17 Health at Home locations in 11 states. LCS' companies manage 116 senior living communities in 31 states and Washington, D.C. "We sought out a partner with similar values to better position our home care services for the future, and we found that partner in CareSouth," LCS President and CEO Ed Kenny said in a release. CareSouth, based in Augusta, Ga., owns or manages 27 Medicare-certified home health agencies and five private-duty offices with 56 locations in seven states. Current Health at Home clients will have access to expanded services through CareSouth, including telehealth remote monitoring and disease management and education programs.