Chemed Corporation purchases, operates, and divests subsidiaries engaged in diverse business activities. The Company operates through two segments: the VITAS segment and Roto-Rooter segment. The 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. The Company's VITAS business is operated in the state of Florida. Roto-Rooter segment provides plumbing, drain cleaning, excavation, water restoration and other related services to residential and commercial customers. Its services are provided through a network of company-owned branches, independent contractors, and franchisees. The Company's subsidiaries include Chemed RT, Inc., Comfort Care Holdings Co., Comfort Care Holdings Co. and others.