Incorporated in Louisiana in 1982, Amedisys Inc. is one of the leading providers of home health care services in the United States. Its home care services include skilled nursing, home health aides, physical therapy and medical social workers. Additionally, the firm offers specialized nursing programs, such as cardiac, diabetes, pain management, wound care, infusion therapy, oncology and psychiatric services. Amedisys Inc. delivers health care services to more than 35,000 individual patients and their families. It operates 486 Medicare certified home health agencies and 67 hospice agencies in 45 states in the United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.