Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K
                                 CURRENT REPORT

                     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                Date of Report (date of earliest event reported):
                                  May 03, 2005

                               CHEMED CORPORATION
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

          Delaware                     1-8351                   31-0791746
(State or other jurisdiction      (Commission File           (I.R.S. Employer
      of incorporation)                Number)            Identification Number)

    2600 Chemed Center, 255 East 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH       45202
              (Address of principal executive offices)          (Zip Code)

               Registrant's telephone number, including area code:
                                 (513) 762-6900

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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition

          On May 3, 2005 Chemed Corporation issued a press release announcing
          its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2005. A copy of
          the release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

          c)   Exhibit
               (99) Registrant's press release dated May 3, 2005


     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned
hereunto duly authorized.

                                               CHEMED CORPORATION

Dated: May 4, 2005                             By: /s/ Arthur V. Tucker, Jr.
                                                   Arthur V. Tucker, Jr.
                                                   Vice President and Controller