Profile: Amedisys Inc (AMED.O)
5 Mar 2015
Amedisys, Inc. (Amedisys), incorporated on June 28, 1994, is a health care at home company. The Company delivers personalized home health and hospice care to approximately 360,000 patients each year. It is focused on delivering patient-centered care, whether that is home-based recovery and rehabilitation after an operation or injury, care focused to manage a chronic disease, palliative care for those with a terminal illness, or hospice care at the end of life. As of December 31, 2013, it owned and operated 367 Medicare-certified home health care centers, 92 Medicare-certified hospice care centers and one hospice inpatient unit. The Company operates in two segments: home health and hospice.
Home Health Care
The Company’s home health segment delivers a range of services in the homes of individuals who may be recovering from an illness, injury or surgical procedure. The Medicare home health benefit is available to homebound patients who require ongoing intermittent skilled care. Its services are provided by home health care professionals. The Home Health Care Team includes: skilled nursing, nurse practitioners, home health aides, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and medical social workers. The Company’s chronic care programs include programs for cardiovascular, respiratory, diabetes, behavioral health, rehabilitative and medical surgical conditions.
The Company’s hospice segment provides care that is designed to provide comfort and support for those who are facing a terminal illness. Individuals with a terminal illness such as heart disease, pulmonary disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s, HIV/AIDS or cancer are considered eligible for hospice care, if they have a life expectancy of six months or less. The Hospice Care team is a dedicated support network for the patient and includes the patient and family, attending physician, hospice physician, nurses, social workers, home health aides, volunteers, bereavement counselors and spiritual counselors.
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