Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home
Anderson, South Carolina
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A Unique Facility
From its birth more than 200 years ago, the United States has maintained a tradition -- mandated by law -- of caring for citizens who have served in her military. When there was a need, these veterans answered the call. And then, as now, the country recognized and honored its obligation to do the same for them.
The Richard M. Campbell Veterans Home in Anderson, South Carolina, is modern testimony to this on-going commitment.
With funds provided by the federal government and the state of South Carolina, this 220-bed nursing care facility was built specifically to serve the men and women veterans who live in the state. The home offers trained specialists in a variety of health care disciplines, the latest in medical technology and equipment, full support services on-site and convenient access to nearby amenities -- all combined to create a pleasant and complete living environment.
The Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home is located in Anderson in the northwestern part of South Carolina. With 110,000 square feet of space and a staff of 187, the $12 million facility is one of the most modern of its kind in the country. The facility accepted its first resident in March 1991.
Veterans who meet eligibility requirements and would like more information and an application should contact their county veterans affairs officer, who can assist in the application process, or they may call 803-737-5282.
The completed application is sent to an Admissions Coordinating Office, which verifies the applicant's eligibility and residency status.
A Complete Living
The home employs a fully-licensed primary care physician as Medical Director. Experienced in long-term care, this specialist provides admittance and follow-up annual physical exams and regularly visits residents to ensure their physical well-being. The Medical Director sees residents any time the need arises. However, residents may elect to choose their own attending physician at their own expense.
A full nursing staff serves 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 under contract. The home also operates its own on-site physical therapy service, staffed by a full-time licensed physical therapy assistant.
A full-time licensed pharmacist and pharmacy technician are on duty five days a week.
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.
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, 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 nursing units or in our cafeteria.
Transportation is provided for local medical or activity appointments. Ambulance service is used in emergency cases or for residents who need it.
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 three times daily.
To be eligible for admission to Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home, a veteran must have:
received other than a dishonorable discharge from military service
been a resident of South Carolina for at least one year.
For more information contact:
Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home
4605 Belton Highway
Anderson, S. C. 29621