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.
Palmetto Patriots Home is committed to providing Veterans with a continuation of their active and enriching lives after active military service. A nurse works with the resident, family, and multidisciplinary/care plan team to develop and individual plan of care. A plan of care covers medical care and services, daily living activities, and educating the residents to maintain or increase independence to improve their well-being. Care is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to all residents
A full nursing staff serves residents 24 hours a day, supervised by Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses. The staff offers a broad range of experience, with particular emphasis in gerontological and rehabilitative services.
Occupational, physical, speech and restorative therapies are provided by licensed therapists. The home also operates an on-site physical therapy service, staffed by full-time licensed physical therapy personnel.
Resident centered care promotes excellent results through careful planning and monitoring. The therapy department assists residents in reaching their full potential at the Palmetto Patriots Home.
A full-time licensed pharmacist and pharmacy technician are on duty five days a week. They are ready to serve all of the Veteran's pharmaceutical and consultative needs with the added benefit and resources of an on-site pharmacy.
Prior to admission, please allow our pharmacist to assist you in determining what prescription benefits, if any, are right for you while at Palmetto Patriots Home.
Recreational and Therapeutic Activities
Residents enjoy a full range of activities under the supervision of a trained and certified activity therapist. Residents are encouraged to lead full, active lives. Physical, emotional, social and religious needs are all incorporated into the activity program. Some activities include, but are certainly not limited to:
A Veteran’s life and pursuit of new and current interests extends well beyond the front door of Palmetto Patriots Home. Off campus activities include dining out, baseball games, musical concerts, fishing, and other exciting community events.
A fully-staffed social work department offers counseling, assistance in obtaining benefits, financial and other important services to residents and their families.
Under the supervision of a registered dietitian and certified dietary manager, the dietary department aims to meet the nutritional needs of each resident. All meals are prepared on-site, and special diets are prepared as prescribed by the attending physician. Meals are served in the units or in our cafeteria. Snacks are available throughout the day.
Palmetto Patriots Home takes great pride in the dining services that are offered. With a multiple options available at each meal, it is our goal to work with the veterans to bring them a “taste of home” whenever possible. Don’t miss our famous fried chicken Wednesdays and outstanding desserts!
Transportation is provided for local medical or activity appointments. Ambulance service is used in emergency cases or for residents who need it.
Palmetto Patriots Home operates a fleet of vehicles that are all tuned up to deliver Veterans to these appointments with pride!
Beauty and Barber Services
A licensed beautician/barber is employed full time. The resident’s grooming needs, such as haircuts, perms and manicures are met by this department.
The home also operates a fully staffed on-site laundry. Laundry is collected and delivered fresh on set schedules.