Gentiva® Health Services to Present at the Oppenheimer and Credit Suisse Healthcare Conferences

Oct 26, 2010, 09:00 ET from Gentiva Health Services, Inc.

ATLANTA, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: GTIV), the nation's largest provider of home health and hospice services, announced today that it will present at the Oppenheimer 21st Annual Healthcare Conference in New York at 2:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 and the Credit Suisse 2010 Healthcare Conference in Phoenix, AZ at 1:30 p.m. MT (3:30 p.m. ET) on Wednesday, November 10, 2010.

The presentations will be available to the public via live audio webcasts, which may be accessed by visiting http://investors.gentiva.com/events.cfm. Visitors to this site will also be able to request advance notifications of these or other upcoming Gentiva events.

Gentiva executives will give attendees an overview of the Company's operations and strategic priorities, and review opportunities for growth as the United States home health and hospice industries provide more services to an aging population.

About Gentiva Health Services, Inc.

Gentiva Health Services, Inc. is the nation's largest provider of home health and hospice services based on revenue, delivering innovative, high quality care to patients across the United States. Gentiva is a single source for skilled nursing; physical, occupational, speech and neurorehabilitation services; hospice services; social work; nutrition; disease management education; help with daily living activities; and other therapies and services. In August 2010, Gentiva acquired Odyssey HealthCare, Inc., one of the leading providers of hospice care in the United States. GTIV-G

Forward-Looking Statement

Certain statements contained in this news release, including, without limitation, statements containing the words "believes," "anticipates," "intends," "expects," "assumes," "trends" and similar expressions, constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based upon the Company's current plans, expectations and projections about future events. However, such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, among others, the following: economic and business conditions, including the ability to access capital markets; demographic changes; changes in, or failure to comply with, existing governmental regulations; the impact on our Company of recently passed healthcare reform legislation and its subsequent implementation through governmental regulations; changes in Medicare, Medicaid and commercial payer reimbursement levels; the outcome of any inquiries into the Company's operations and business practices by governmental authorities; the Company's ability to effectively integrate Odyssey's operations and those of other acquisitions we may make, as well as the ability to achieve expected synergies and efficiencies within expected time frames; effects of competition in the markets in which the Company operates; liability and other claims asserted against the Company; ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; availability and terms of capital; loss of significant contracts or reduction in revenues associated with major payer sources; ability of customers to pay for services; business disruption due to natural disasters, pandemic outbreaks, or terrorist acts; effect on liquidity of the Company's debt service requirements; and changes in estimates and judgments associated with critical accounting policies and estimates. For a detailed discussion of certain of these and other factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in this news release, please refer to the Company's various filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including the "Risk Factors" section contained in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 3, 2010, as supplemented in the Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the second quarter ended July 4, 2010.

Financial and Investor Contact:

Eric Slusser

770-951-6101

eric.slusser@gentiva.com

or

John Mongelli

770-221-6700

john.mongelli@gentiva.com


Media Contact:

Scott Cianciulli

Brainerd Communicators

212-986-6667

cianciulli@braincomm.com



SOURCE Gentiva Health Services, Inc.



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