Amedisys, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides home health and hospice care services. It operates through two segments, Home Health and Hospice. The Home Health segment offers a range of services in the homes of individuals who may be recovering from illness, injury, or surgery. This segment provides skilled nurses, nurse practitioners, home health aides, physical and occupational therapists, speech therapists, and medical social workers; and chronic care clinical programs for patients with chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular, respiratory, diabetes, behavioral health, rehabilitative, and medical surgical conditions. The Hospice segment offers care that is designed to provide comfort and support for those who are facing a terminal illness, including heart disease, pulmonary disease, Alzheimer’s, HIV/AIDS, and cancer. As of December 31, 2014, the company owned and operated 316 Medicare-certified home health care centers and 80 Medicare-certified hospice care centers in 34 states within the United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Amedisys, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.