In the interest of the health and welfare of our veterans and staff, VSI of South Carolina has made the decision to temporarily close all visitation at our Veterans Homes located in the states of South Carolina, Alabama, Maryland and Texas in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As the population we serve is by far the most vulnerable group affected by this disease, we are stopping all medically unnecessary visits to the veterans. Prevention is our first priority, so we ask visitors to please comply with visitation restrictions as these have been put in place for the protection for our veterans and staff. Our homes may make some visitor allowances for compassion cases and families should continue to communicate with a veteran's primary nurse in these situations.
We understand that connecting with family is very important to our veterans. We are asking family and friends to please consider other means of communication such as phone, email, text, video chat, or social media at this time. We will continue to closely monitor the status of COVID-19 and we are committed to make every effort to prepare for and prevent its spread. We will reopen the Veteran Homes for visitation as soon as practicable.
Thank you for your understanding and for joining us to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 in our communities.
From its birth more than 200 years ago, the United States has maintained a tradition of caring for citizens who have served in her military. When there was a need, these Veterans answered the call. And now, our country recognizes and honors its obligations to do the same for the. The Palmetto Patriots Home is a modern testimony to this ongoing commitment. With funds provided by the Federal government and the state of South Carolina, the 104-all private bed facility was built specifically to serve the Veterans of South Carolina.
Admission to the Palmetto Patriots Home is limited to Veterans who have been separated from the U.S. Armed Forces under honorable conditions and qualify as South Carolina residents who are in need of skilled or intermediate nursing home care. Eligible Veterans must have served on active duty.
Palmetto Patriots Home is managed by the South Carolina Department of Mental Health and operated by VSI of South Carolina on behalf of the State.
Palmetto Patriots Hom is located in Gaffney in the northwestern or “Upstate” of South Carolina. This area features rolling foothills, easy access to the mountains and lakes, and many active Veteran Service Organizations. Located just outside of Spartanburg and only miles from Greenville and Charlotte, NC, there is never a shortage of community events through all four beautiful seasons of the year. Palmetto Patriots Home residents and staff are appreciative of the volunteerism and support found in Gaffney and surrounding communities.
Palmetto Patriots Home
120 Hampshire Drive
Gaffney, SC 29342