Gentiva to buy Harden businesses for $409 mln

Sept 18 Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:25am EDT

Sept 18 (Reuters) - Gentiva Health Services Inc said it would buy the home health, hospice and community care businesses of privately held Harden Healthcare Services for about $409 million.

Gentiva offered $355 million in cash and about $54 million in its common stock.

Harden's shareholders will retain the company's long-term care business.