Profile: Amedisys Inc (AMED.O)
31 Jul 2015
Amedisys, Inc. (Amedisys), incorporated on June 28, 1994, is a health care at home company. Amedisys delivers home health and hospice care to more than 360,000 patients each year. The Company has care network across 34 states. As of December 31, 2014, it owned and operated 316 Medicare-certified home health care centers and 80 Medicare-certified hospice care centers. The Company operates through two segments: home health and hospice. The Company’s services are primarily paid for by Medicare due to the age demographics of its patient base (average age 81).
The Company’s services are provided by home health care professionals to coordinate all aspects of care and comfort to the patients. Care Team of professionals includes: skilled nurses, nurse practitioners, home health aides, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and medical social workers. The Medicare home health benefit is available to homebound patients who require ongoing intermittent skilled care. The Company’s chronic care clinical programs incorporate evidence-based practices for patients with chronic diseases. These programs incorporate national clinical standards and use patient education to help patients and their caregivers with self-care management skills. Its chronic care management includes programs for cardiovascular, respiratory, diabetes, behavioral health, rehabilitative and medical surgical conditions. Its care team also utilizes a Care Transitions program that helps patients move safely from the hospital to their homes with the appropriate post-acute care.
Amedisys’ team of hospice professionals works with the patient, family members and attending physician to develop a plan of care that meets the patient’s and family’s needs. Individuals with a terminal illness , such as heart disease, pulmonary disease, Alzheimer’s, HIV/AIDS or cancer may be eligible for hospice care, if they have a life expectancy of six months or less. Its team is a support network for the patient and includes: the patient and family, attending physician, hospice physician, nurses, social workers, home health aides, volunteers, bereavement counselors, spiritual counselors.
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