Chemed Corporation (Chemed) purchases, operates and divests subsidiaries engaged in diverse business activities. The Company operates its business in two segments: the VITAS segment (VITAS) and the Roto-Rooter segment (Roto-Rooter). The Company's VITAS segment provides hospice and palliative care services to its patients through a network of physicians, registered nurses, home health aides, social workers, clergy and volunteers. VITAS and Innovative Hospice Care are trademarks and service marks of VITAS Healthcare Corporation, a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of the Company. The Company's Roto-Rooter segment provides plumbing and drain cleaning services to both residential and commercial customers. The Roto-Rootera trademarks and service marks are used and advertised by Roto-Rooter Corporation, a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of the Company. The Company operates through two wholly owned subsidiaries: VITAS Healthcare Corporation and Roto-Rooter Group, Inc.