Best of Care Inc. Announces Strategic Acquisition of Barton’s Angels

NORTHAMPTON — Marking a significant milestone on its 43rd anniversary, family-owned and operated Best of Care Inc., a leader in Massachusetts’ home-care and care-management sector, has acquired Northhampton-based Barton’s Angels. Known since 1997 for its personalized home-care services in the Pioneer Valley, Barton’s Angels will now be part of Best of Care’s extensive network, serving an expanded client base in the region.

Carol McIntire, a longtime leader on the Barton’s Angels team, will step into the role of Best of Care regional director for Western Mass. Supported by Barton’s Angels founder and President Nancy Barton Whitley and more than 60 professionally trained caregivers, a nurse manager, and an administrative team, Best of Care will provide compassionate care to more than 120 clients while expanding access to the region’s home-care, care-management, and move-management services from its 335 Bridge St., Northampton offices.

“Our collaboration with Nancy Barton Whitley is a union of shared values and vision,” Best of Care Inc. President Kevin Smith said. “This merger reinforces our dedication to ensuring that older residents and their families in Western Massachusetts receive a continuum of care tailored to their individual needs.”

Smith also explained that Barton’s Angels’ regional reputation and legacy are the ideal foundation for Best of Care’s expansion in Western New England.

“Our partnership with Best of Care reflects our mutual respect for the profession of caregiving and a commitment to creating a supportive employment experience,” Whitley said. “Together, we are poised to enhance the scope of our services, touching more lives with compassion and professionalism.”

Best of Care Inc. delivers in-home care to more than 1,500 clients weekly in Greater Boston, the South Shore, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and Western Mass.