Vista Care Expands Its Mission to Serve People Better with the Acquisition of Lori Knapp, Inc.

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October 16, 2023

Article Written By: Hannah Frey

Wisconsin, October 16th, 2023 - Vista Care, a leading provider of support services for individuals with intellectual, developmental, physical, and behavioral health changes, is thrilled to announce its acquisition of Lori Knapp, Inc. (LKI), effective October 16, 2023. This marks a significant milestone in the company's mission to "serve more people better while keeping them in our hearts and actions at all times” as over 500 individuals will now be supported by a Vista Care company throughout Illinois, Nevada, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. 

Lori Knapp, Inc., a respected Wisconsin-based organization with an illustrious history, has been at the forefront of developing essential services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the state. Founded in 1971 by Don and Bette Knapp, the organization has since been dedicated to the vision of creating a brighter and more inclusive future for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Lori Knapp, Inc. offers a comprehensive range of services, including in-home support, housing counseling, and support broker services in Ashland, Crawford, Fond du Lac, La Crosse, and Richland counties, as well as residential services in Prairie du Chien and Fond du Lac. Following the acquisition, Lori Knapp, Inc. will continue operating under its well known name alongside Vista Care Illinois, Vista Care Nevada, Vista Care South Dakota, and Vista Care Wisconsin.

“Lori Knapp, Inc. has been committed to improving people’s lives for more than 50 years and is a wonderful addition to Vista Care,” stated Liz Olive, Vista Care’s Chief Executive Officer. “With a combined 80 years of experience supporting people in Wisconsin, I am confident we will continue to serve more people better while keeping them in our hearts and actions at all times.” 

Tami Wedgeworth, Lori Knapp, Inc.’s long-time Chief Operating Officer will continue in her current capacity and report directly to Vista Care COO Dave Sneddon. 

"Ever since the Knapp family created the first residential group home in Wisconsin to support individuals over 50 years ago, Lori Knapp, Inc. has strived to work together to help the most vulnerable of our society,” said Tami Wedgeworth. “Our mission has been to make a difference by helping the individuals make the most of their lives. We are honored to now be a part of the Vista Care team, who has the same core values and will be helping us expand our mission across the state and continue Lori Knapp’s legacy.”

Vista Care invites everyone to join in welcoming the individuals supported by Lori Knapp, Inc. and the remarkable employees of Lori Knapp, Inc. to the Vista Care team. Together, they will work to continue Lori Knapp Inc.’s mission “to make a difference in the lives of people” as a part of Vista Care’s mission to “serve more people better, while keeping them in our hearts and actions at all times”.

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About Vista Care:

Vista Care is a leading provider of residential, day services, and in-home support to individuals with intellectual, developmental, physical, and behavioral health changes. Headquartered in Sheboygan, Vista Care provides services and supports in Illinois, Nevada, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. For more information about Vista Care and its services, please visit, like our Facebook Page, and follow us on LinkedIn.

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