Profile: Amedisys Inc (AMED.O)
Amedisys, Inc. (Amedisys), incorporated on June 28, 1994, is a provider of home health and hospice services. The Company offers home health services to the chronic, co-morbid, aging American population. The Company operates through three segments: home health, hospice and personal care. The Company owns and operates approximately 330 Medicare-certified home healthcare centers, over 80 Medicare-certified hospice care centers and approximately nine personal-care care centers in over 34 states within the United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
The Company's home health segment delivers a range of services in the homes of individuals recovering from surgery, have a chronic disability or terminal illness or need assistance with completing important personal tasks. Amedisys Home Health provides healthcare for patients to recover from surgery or illness, live with chronic diseases, and prevent avoidable hospital readmissions.
The Company's hospice segment provides palliative care and comfort to terminally ill patients and their families. Hospice is a special form of care that is designed to provide comfort and support for those are dealing with a terminal illness. It is a form of care that promotes dignity and affirms quality of life for the patient, family members and other loved ones. Individuals with a terminal illness, such as heart disease, pulmonary disease, Alzheimer's, Human Immunodeficiency Virus/ Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) or cancer may be eligible for hospice care, if they have a life expectancy of six months or less. The Company's personal care segment provides patients with assistance with the essential activities of daily living.
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