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Gentiva(R) Health Services to Present January 13 at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 General News J E 4
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MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 6 Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: GTIV), a leading provider of comprehensive home health services, announced today that it plans to present from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. PT, Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at the 27th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco.

The presentation will be available to the public via a live audio web cast, which may be accessed by visiting http://investors.gentiva.com/events.cfm to register for the live event or listen to the archived version. Visitors to this site will also be able to request advance notifications of this 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 U.S. home health industry provides more services to an aging population.



About Gentiva Health Services, Inc.

Gentiva Health Services, Inc. is a 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. For more information, visit Gentiva's web site, http://www.gentiva.com, and its investor relations section at http://investors.gentiva.com. 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; 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.





Financial and Investor Contact: John R. Potapchuk 631-501-7035 john.potapchuk@gentiva.com Media Contact: David Fluhrer 631-501-7102 516-589-0778 david.fluhrer@gentiva.com

SOURCE Gentiva Health Services, Inc.
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