Home of the Greatest Generations
Veterans’ Victory House: Home of the Greatest Generations is a 220-bed state-of-the-art nursing care facility operated by Advantage Veterans Services of Walterboro for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health.
The Veterans’ Victory House is located in Walterboro, in South Carolina’s coastal region. Located at 2461 Sidneys Road, the nursing home is 126,000 square feet on a 20-acre site. With a staff of 250, the $28 Million facility is one of the most modern of its kind in the United States. It has 3 nursing units with 56 beds each, as well as a 52 bed secured dementia unit.
Dedicated Saturday, November 11, 2006, on the observance of Veterans’ Day, and following Walterboro’s first annual Veterans’ Day Parade, the facility is comprised of five pavilions, each named in honor of a South Carolinian who made great personal sacrifice furthering the cause of freedom around the world:
- Boatswain's Mate First Class James Elliott Williams, Medal of Honor recipient, U.S. Navy, Vietnam;
- Lance Corporal Rodney J. Williams, U.S. Marine Corps, Beirut, Lebanon;
- Captain John H. Truluck, U.S. Air Force, World War II Ace;
- Staff Sergeant Eugene A. Lyons, U.S. Army, World War II; and
- Master Sergeant Francis S. Currey, Medal of Honor recipient, U.S. Army, World War II.
To be eligible for admission to Veterans’ Victory House, a veteran must meet ALL of the following criteria:
- must have received a general discharge or an honorable discharge from military service;
- must have been a resident of South Carolina for at least one year;
- must need long term nursing care.
Veterans who meet these requirements or would like more information or an application should:
- contact their local county Veterans’ Affairs officer, who can assist in the process, or call (803) 737-5282 or (803) 737-5441.
Veterans should send the completed application to an Admissions Coordinating Office, which will verify the applicant’s eligibility and residency status.
Call (803) 737-5282 or (803) 737-5441.
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 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.
Licensed therapists, under contract, provide occupational, physical, speech, and restorative therapies.
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. The activity program incorporates all physical, emotional, social, and religious needs.
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’s goal is to meet the specific 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 the cafeteria.
Transportation is provided for local medical or other 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, meeting residents’ grooming needs, such as haircuts, permanents, and manicures.
Laundry services are provided by the facility at no additional cost to the veteran.