Gentiva Health Services, Inc. provides home health services, hospice services and community care services. The company serves patients through approximately 550 locations in 40 states. The company provides a single source for skilled nursing; physical, occupational, speech and neurorehabilitation services; hospice services; social work; nutrition; disease management education; help with daily living activities; and other therapies and services. Segments The company’s operations involve servicing its patients and customers through Home Health segment, Hospice segment, and Community Care segment. Home Health The Home Health segment comprises direct home nursing and therapy services operations, including specialty programs. The company conducts direct home nursing and therapy services operations through licensed and Medicare-certified agencies, located in 38 states, from which the company provides various combinations of skilled nursing and therapy services and paraprofessional nursing services to adult and elder patients. The company’s direct home nursing and therapy services operations also deliver services to its customers through focused specialty programs that include the following: Gentiva Orthopedics, which provides individualized home orthopedic rehabilitation services to patients recovering from joint replacement or other major orthopedic surgery; Gentiva Safe Strides, which provides therapies for patients with balance issues who are prone to injury or immobility as a result of falling; Gentiva Cardiopulmonary, which helps patients and their physicians manage heart and lung health in a home-based environment; Gentiva Neurorehabilitation, which helps patients who have experienced a neurological injury or condition by removing the obstacles to healing in the patient’s home; and Gentiva Senior Health, which addresses the needs of patients with age-related diseases and issues to effectively and safely stay in their homes. In addition, as of May 31, 2012, the company provided consulting services to home health agencies which included operational support, billing and collection activities, and on-site agency support and consulting. Hospice The Hospice segment serves terminally ill patients and their families through Medicare-certified providers operating in 30 states. Comprehensive management of the healthcare services and products needed by hospice patients and their families are provided through the use of an interdisciplinary team. Depending on a patient’s needs, each hospice patient is assigned an interdisciplinary team comprised of a physician, nurse(s), home health aide(s), medical social worker(s), chaplain, dietary counselor and bereavement coordinator, as well as other care professionals. The Hospice segment also delivers services through focused specialty programs that include the following: Memory Care Specialty Program, which provides an individualized disease management program addressing the physical needs specific to Alzheimer’s and dementia patients and support mechanisms for their caregivers; and Cardiac Specialty Program, which helps patients and their physicians aggressively manage symptoms associated with heart disease, focusing on quality of life and pain control. Community Care The Community Care segment serves patients who have chronic or long-term disabilities who need help with routine personal care operating in the following states: Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, North Carolina and Kansas. These services include help with personal needs, such as bathing and dressing, and household activities, such as laundry and shopping, all of which help enable the patient to remain at home. Community Care services are funded primarily through state Medicaid programs, which vary state to state. Acquisitions As of October 18, 2013, the company acquired certain net assets relating to the home health, hospice and community care businesses of Harden Healthcare Holdings, Inc. Regulations The company’s business is subject to extensive federal, state and, in some instances, local regulations and standards which govern, among other things: Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE (the Department of Defense’s managed healthcare program for military personnel and their families) and other government-funded reimbursement programs. History Gentiva Health Services, Inc. was founded in 1999.
gentiva health services (GTIV:NASDAQ GS)
3350 Riverwood Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339
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