Chemed Corporation (Chemed) purchases, operates and divests subsidiaries engaged in diverse business activities. The Company operates in two segments: the Vitas segment (Vitas) and the Roto-Rooter segment (Roto-Rooter). VITAS Healthcare Corporation 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 provide hospice services in a market dominated primarily by small, non-profit, community-based hospices. Roto-Rooter provides plumbing and drain cleaning services to both residential and commercial customers.