Lafayette-based Leading Health Care of Louisiana has acquired Absolute Care Providers, a Baton Rouge-based firm that specializes in support services for the elderly and disabled.

The price was not disclosed.

Leading Health Care said the deal expands its footprint to three new regions in Louisiana and strengthens the company's position in personal attendant and in-home care services and the long-term care community-based services industry.

Founded in 1997, Leading Health Care of Louisiana is a privately-held company focused on providing care through several government and private programs. The company serves clients in 37 parishes and employs more than 1,500 direct care staff.