LHC Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides post-acute health care services primarily to Medicare beneficiaries throughout the United States. It provides home-based services, primarily through home nursing agencies and hospices; and facility-based services through long-term acute care hospitals. The company’s home nursing services comprise wound care and dressing changes, cardiac rehabilitation, infusion therapy, pain management, pharmaceutical administration, skilled observation and assessment, and patient education, as well as skilled nursing; medically-oriented social services; and physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Its hospice services include pain and symptom management accompanied by palliative medication; emotional and spiritual support; spiritual counseling and family bereavement counseling; inpatient and respite care; homemaker services; dietary counseling; and social worker visits. The company also operates long-term acute care hospitals that offer services to patients who have transitioned out of a hospital intensive care unit with severe conditions for treatment in a non-acute setting. As of December 31, 2011, it owned and operated 290 home-based service locations, including 247 home nursing agency locations, 32 hospices, 3 specialty agencies, and 4 private duty agencies; and operated 4 managed home nursing agencies, 6 long-term acute care hospitals, 1 pharmacy, and 1 family health center. The company has operations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington. LHC Group, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is based in Lafayette, Louisiana.