Mederi Caretenders is a proud member of Almost Family, a leading provider of home health nursing, rehabilitation and personal care services. We are a family of companies with names you can trust. For over thirty years, we have been providing skilled compassionate home health care in our local communities. We bring our expertise into the home - the ideal setting to promote healing, comfort and support to those facing the challenges of aging.
Our Senior Advocacy philosophy addresses these challenges in a revolutionary new way. Our clinical team looks beyond the obvious needs of the patient to become advocates in all dimensions of physical, mental and emotional well-being. Our goal is to promote independence, allowing seniors to age in place for as long as possible.
Almost Family, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFAM) was founded in 1976 and has over 150 locations in 11 states. Almost Family, Inc. and its subsidiaries operate two segments: Visiting Nurse, or VN, which provides skilled nursing and physical, occupational and speech therapy services primarily to Medicare beneficiaries; and Personal Care, or PC, which provides custodial and personal care services. Almost Family's services are generally covered by federal and state government programs, commercial insurance and private pay.
We believe in the importance of local recognition and seek to maintain and support the various trade names we operate under that have developed a reputation for high quality care among patients, referral sources and employees in their local communities. We maintain quality and consistency across locations and regions through our “Senior Advocacy” mission, which trains our caregivers to look beyond the obvious needs of patients to be advocates for their physical, mental, and emotional needs, with the ultimate outcome of allowing them to age in place.
Our Specialty Programs, such as Cardiocare, Orthopedics, Optimum Balance, B.R.E.A.T.H.E, Urology, Frail Elderly Care Management, and Telehealth Monitoring, are based upon our Senior Advocacy philosophy and were developed in response to local needs. We believe our Senior Advocacy philosophy in conjunction with our focus on the homebound, geriatric population leads to improved health outcomes.