Apex Prime Care, a domiciliary care provider with branches across the South coast, has announced the acquisition of Smart Care for an undisclosed sum.
The deal will enable the company to deliver an additional 2,000 hours of care each week and take its total number of branches to 26.
It will also allow Apex Prime Care to expand its presence in Surrey and Hampshire through the takeover of Smart Care’s offices in Weybridge, Fleet and Epsom.
The directors of Smart Care, Paul King and Alex Van Oortmerssen, retired on April 1 and the company is set to be incorporated into Apex Prime Care from April 19.
Apex Prime Care managing director Malcolm Patrick (pictured), said: “We aim to foster an atmosphere of care and support, enabling our service users to live as full, interesting and independent a lifestyle as possible.
“Our values align with Smart Care and this expansion is a testament to our desire to make independent living possible for all.”
Apex Prime Care started in Dorset in 2001, when its founders noticed a lack of quality home care available for their sibling, who needed companionship and disability support.
The business has expanded over the years to offer a range of services, from helping older people with dementia to maintain their independence, to supporting clients with their mental health and money management.