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Private Services

Palmetto Health Private Services provides nursing and personal care services to individuals in the home or other settings which, for many, may be a more comfortable option than a prolonged stay in a hospital, rehabilitation center or long-term care facility. Private Services provides relief for family or other caregivers who also may be coping with the responsibilities of work, children or other family members.

Contact Palmetto Health Private Services
Private Services are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Please do not hesitate to give us a call anytime at 803-296-3100 or 800-238-1884. 

Private Services can be scheduled on a regular or as-needed basis.
Private Services allow people of all ages, the medically fragile, or those temporarily disabled by illness or injury to attain and/or maintain optimal well-being. A registered nurse develops an individualized care plan with each client. 

Our helpful staff includes experienced nurses and personal care aides. A nurse is on call 24-hours a day, 7 days a week to support private services staff, patients and caregivers. 

Personal Care Services:

  • Provide personal care to children, adults and the elderly who are ill or injured
  • Provide aide services at home, in the hospital, or long-term care facility
  • Assist with activities of daily living, such as meal preparation, laundry, light housekeeping, bathing and grooming, grocery shopping, prescription pick-up and transportation to medical and personal appointments

Bed and Bath Services:
Our Bed and Bath services help people maintain independent living. Personal care aides can assist with morning or evening care, including bathing, grooming, dressing, bed making and linen changing. Flexible scheduling is set based on individual needs.

Licensed Nursing Services:

  • Specialized care for people of all ages and needs
  • Nursing assessment of each client, including assisting the family or caregiver in the patient's care planning process
  • Perform skilled nursing procedures and personal care
  • Provide high-tech and general nursing care including, but not limited to, medication administration, tracheostomy care, ventilator management, gastrostomy tube feedings, and wound care
  • Provide a home visit to assess postpartum mothers and newborn babies

Special Needs Children:

  • Provide child care to newborns, sick or disabled children in the home, hospital or other setting
  • Supervise activities of daily living, including but not limited to meal times and preparation, play activities, bathing and toileting, personal care, interaction with the child, monitor for safety, promote independence with activities of daily living ? and assistance with household management.

Postpartum/Newborn Home Visit Program:

  • Within six weeks after discharge, new moms will receive a phone call from the Mother/Baby nurse to schedule an appointment
  • An RN will make a one-time visit to your home. If a problem is identified, a nurse will schedule a follow up.

What happens during the visit?

  • Both the mother and the baby receive an assessment
  • The baby will receive a physical assessment to include weight, length and head measurement
  • Mother’s assessment includes vital signs, assessment of surgical incision or abdomen
  • Nurse will help provide a quick lesson in bathing, skin care, burping, feeding, sleep habits, safety, diaper care, clothing, cord care, circumcision care, when to call the physician, and much more
  • The nurse will answer any questions

Who pays for this program?

  • Medicaid offers this visit as a benefit to their program.
  • Private pay

 Who Pay for Private Services?

Individuals and some insurance companies may pay. Medicare does not cover these services. We will be happy to verify possible insurance coverage for you. Special rates apply for weekends and holidays as well as for two clients in the same home. Gift certificates are available. Under most circumstances, a physician's order is not required for private services, unlike other home health services.

Palmetto Health Private Services has been serving Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Richland, and Sumter counties since 1991. Our program is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). In addition, we are members of the SC Personal Care Aide Association.