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Private Services

woman on phonePalmetto Health Private Services provides nursing and personal care services to individuals in the home, the hospital, or other settings. For many, this option is preferable to a prolonged stay in a hospital, rehabilitation center, or long-term care facility. It provides relief for family or other caregivers who may also be coping with the responsibilities of work, children or other family members.

Private Services can be scheduled on a regular or as-needed basis. These services allow children, adults, the elderly, 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 staff includes experienced nurses and personal care aides. They receive ongoing training and supervision in patient care. A nurse is on call 24-hours a day, 7 days a week to support private services staff, patients and caregivers.

AVAILABLE SERVICES 

Personal Care Services Personal Care Aides and Certified Nurse Assistants can...

  • 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, including but not limited to... meal preparation, laundry, light Housekeeping, bathing and grooming, grocery shopping, prescription pick-up and transportation to medical and personal appointments.

BED AND BATH SERVICES 

For those who need a little extra help in maintaining independent living, we offer the Bed and Bath Service, a visit by a personal care aide who assists with morning or evening care including bathing, grooming, dressing, bed making and linen changing.

Clients can schedule all of the above services to best meet their needs ... once or twice a day, every day, or occasionally.

LICENSED NURSING SERVICES 

  • Nurses provide specialized care for adults, adolescents, infants and children with special needs and can...
  • Complete a nursing assessment of each client and also involve 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 

Personal Care Aides and Certified Nurse Assistants can...

  • Provide child care to newborns, sick or disabled children in the home, in the hospital, or other settings
  • 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 ADL’s and assistance with household management.

          new mom with infant and aideaide helping man with medicine

Healthy Mother /Healthy Family

The birth of a new baby can be a challenging and stressful time for a new mother. With the Postpartum/Newborn Home Visit Program, mom can be reassured that she is not forgotten after discharge. Here’s how the program works:

Who makes the visit and when?

  • Within six weeks after discharge, mom will receive a phone call from the Mother/Baby nurse (an RN) who will schedule an appointment (correct address and phone number is essential).
  • The RN will make a visit to your home. This is usually a one time visit unless a problem is identified that requires 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.
  • The nurse teaching will include 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 be available to answer any questions.

Who pays for this program?

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

WHO PAYS 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.

To arrange for Private Services, please call us at (803) 296-3100 or toll-free at 1-800-238-1884.

Private Services are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

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.