Humana plans to lay off 157 employees at its SeniorBridge facility in Jupiter, Fla., as it prepares to close most of its SeniorBridge locations nationwide, the South Florida Business Journal reported Nov. 28.
Humana purchased SeniorBridge in 2012, which manages chronic and home care services for predominantly seniors. A company spokesperson told the news outlet it plans to close most of its 23 SeniorBridge locations across nine states by the end of this year. Seven facilities in New York will remain open.
In Jupiter, the layoffs include 149 caregivers, six field nurses, one sales executive and one care supervisor.
"We introduced a $1 billion value creation initiative earlier this year to increase our investment in our Medicare Advantage products and achieve greater organizational efficiencies that better meet the needs of our evolving business," the spokesperson told the Journal. "As part of these efforts, we have made the decision to discontinue operations for our SeniorBridge home care services and permanently close most SeniorBridge locations."