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Gentiva(R) Health Services Schedules Third Quarter Earnings Call and Web Cast for Thursday, October 30, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008 General News J E 4
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MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 16 Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: GTIV), the nation's leading provider of comprehensive home health services, today announced that it has scheduled a conference call and web cast on Thursday, October 30, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. ET to discuss operating results for the third quarter ended September 28, 2008. Gentiva plans to issue its financial news release the morning of October 30 before pre-market trading.

The 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:





About Gentiva Health Services, Inc.

Gentiva Health Services, Inc. is the nation's leading provider of comprehensive home health services, 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; respiratory therapy and home medical equipment; infusion therapy services; and other therapies and services. The Company's revenues are generated from federal and state government programs, commercial insurance and individual consumers. For more information, visit Gentiva's web site, http://www.gentiva.com, and its investor relations section at http://investors.gentiva.com. GTIV-E



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; legislative proposals for healthcare reform; changes in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement levels, including changes to the Medicare home health Prospective Payment System effective January 1, 2008; 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 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; effect on liquidity of the Company's debt service requirements; a material shift in utilization within capitated agreements; 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 December 30, 2007.



-- Event: Gentiva Health Services' third quarter 2008 conference call -- Date and Time: Thursday, October 30, 2008, 10:00 a.m. ET -- Instructions: Participants in the United States, Canada and international locations may call (973) 935-2408 and reference call #69371096. -- Web Cast URL: http://investors.gentiva.com/events.cfm. -- Replay: A replay of the call will be available on October 30, beginning at approximately 1 p.m. ET, and will remain available continuously through November 6. To listen to a replay of the call from the United States, Canada or international locations, dial (800) 642-1687 or (706) 645-9291 and enter the following PIN at the prompt: 69371096. Visit http://investors.gentiva.com/events.cfm to access the web cast archive. -- Transcript: A transcript of the call, including questions and answers, is expected to be available on Gentiva's web site within 36 hours after its conclusion.

SOURCE Gentiva Health Services, Inc.
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