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.
Eligibility for admission into the Palmetto Patriots Home is limited to three main criteria.
Veteran served active duty with an honorable discharge
Veteran has been a resident of South Carolina for the previous 12 months
Veteran meets Veterans Administration criteria for skilled or intermediate nursing home care
Process for Admission
We would like to encourage you to apply for admission to the Palmetto Patriots Home if you or a Veteran you are responsible for is currently in a skilled care setting or feel that it may the right place. Please feel free to schedule a visit or call to request additional information. Admission to the Palmetto Patriots Home is an honor and a privilege that our Veterans have earned.
For a full admission packet, eligible Veterans, family members, or representatives should contact the Palmetto Patriots Veteran Home at 1-833-444-1776.
Please request a copy of the admissions package or click on the link on this page to download and complete.
Once paperwork is submitted, the Admissions Nurse will schedule an assessment of the Veteran.
The Veteran/family/responsible party will be contacted shortly after assessment to be informed if the Veteran meets criteria for nursing home placement.
If the Veteran is accepted, he/she will be scheduled quickly for orientation and move-in or placed on the waiting list and will be contacted as soon as a bed becomes available.
Benefit, Cost, and Payment Information
The Palmetto Patriots Home is a facility unlike most others in South Carolina. It has been built for the sole purpose of allowing eligible Veterans to receive a great benefit that they have earned for their service to the Nation. Owned by the State of South Carolina, operated by VSI of South Carolina, and partially funded by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, this facility honors our Veterans’ service by providing the highest level of care in a highly desirable setting.
Please call the Palmetto Patriots Veteran Home today to discuss rates, benefits, and eligibility! There is absolutely no better option for a Veteran in need of skilled or intermediated skilled nursing care.