Gentiva® Health Services Schedules Third Quarter 2012 Earnings Call And Webcast For Thursday, November 1, 2012

   Gentiva® Health Services Schedules Third Quarter 2012 Earnings Call And
                    Webcast For Thursday, November 1, 2012

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Oct. 18, 2012

ATLANTA, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:
GTIV) announced today that it has scheduled a conference call and webcast on
Thursday, November 1, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. ET to discuss operating results for
the third quarter ended September 30, 2012. Gentiva plans to issue its
financial news release the morning of November 1st before pre-market trading.

The November 1, 2012 conference call is open to investment analysts and
managers, Company shareholders and others interested in Gentiva Health
Services. Instructions for participation in the conference call follow:

  oEvent: Gentiva Health Services' third quarter 2012 conference call.
  oDate and Time: Thursday, November 1, 2012, 9:00 a.m. ET.
  oInstructions: Participants in the United States, Canada and international
    locations may call (973) 935-2408 and reference call # 37851480.
  oWebcast URL:
  oReplay: A replay of the call will be available on November 1, beginning at
    approximately 12:00 p.m ET, and will remain available continuously through
    November 8. To listen to a replay of the call from the United States,
    Canada or international locations dial (800) 585-8367 or (404) 537-3406
    and enter the following PIN at the prompt: 37851480. Visit to access the webcast archive.
  oTranscript: A transcript of the call, including questions and answers,
    will be posted on Gentiva's website.

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. 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; demographic changes; changes in, or failure to comply with,
existing governmental regulations; the impact on our Company of healthcare
reform legislation and its implementation through governmental regulations;
legislative proposals for healthcare reform; 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;
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; ability to access capital markets; 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;
ability to successfully integrate the operations of acquisitions the Company
may make and achieve expected synergies and operational efficiencies within
expected time-frames; ability to maintain compliance with its financial
covenants under the Company's credit agreement; 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,
including the "Risk Factors" section contained in the Company's annual report
on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.

Financial and Investor Contact:
Eric Slusser
orJohn Mongelli

Media Contact:
Scott Cianciulli
Brainerd Communicators

SOURCE Gentiva Health Services, Inc.

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