Amedisys Inc. (Amedisys) is one of the leading provider of home health care and hospice service in the US and Puerto Rico. The company provides home health and hospice services, which includes practical nursing services and physical and occupational therapy. It also provides speech pathology, social services for acute and chronic illnesses, private duty services and home health aide services. Amedisys principally operates 521 Medicare-certified home health agencies, 65 Medicare-certified hospice agencies as well as maintains four Medicare certified home health and two Medicare-certified hospice agencies in 40 states in the US, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. It recently acquired Arkansas Home Health Agency. Amedisys is headquartered at Baton Rouge in Louisiana, the US.