Greenville Health System (GHS), offers a full line of home health services for homebound adults in their residences. The experienced staff of GHS's Home Health serve residents of Greenville, Oconee and Pickens counties.
- Skilled nursing care
- Therapy services
- Personal care services
- Medical social services
Greenville & Pickens Counties
876 W. Faris Rd. Greenville, SC 29605 (View Map)
(864) 455-8140 | (864) 455-8110 fax
298 Memorial Drive, Seneca, SC 29672 (View Map)
Oconee County Home Health
Oconee Home Health specializes in serving those who are ill, disabled or recovering from surgery or illness in the comfort of their own home. From rehabilitation to IV therapies, Oconee Home Health offers what patients need through a comprehensive range of licensed home care services. These include:
- 24-hour on-call skilled nursing
- IV therapy
- Post-surgical care
- Disease management
- Routine home care services
- Assistance with daily living activities
- Rehabilitation care and therapies (physical, occupational and speech therapy)
- Hospice support and care
- Social services and spiritual counseling
Our home health specialty programs include anodyne therapy, wound care, telemedicine, as well as a program for patients facing end-of-life issues.
Wound care/Ostomy care
Oconee Home Health has created a specialized program to care for patients with wound and ostomy needs. After an initial assessment, a treatment plan is developed with the patient’s physician and the Wound Care Ostomy Team, a staff of professionals specially trained in issues and wound treatment and ostomy care in the home environment.
Scientific advances and new technologies have greatly enhanced outcomes with new treatments for optimal wound and ostomy care. As a result, our wound care specialists have a wide range of treatments and products to assist in the healing process.
Pain can put limits on your life. And, patients with diabetes, circulatory problems, wounds, cancer and other conditions often experience pain due to nerve damage in the feet, legs and hands. Oconee Home Health offers Anodyne Therapy as an option for patients with nerve damage. This therapy utilizes specialized equipment, which applies infrared photo energy to the skin, resulting in increased circulation and decreased pain.
Oconee Home Health’s Bridge Program is a unique offering that helps patients facing the end of life but are not yet ready to be admitted into the hospice program. Patients in the Bridge Program benefit from an integrated approach to care in which experienced hospice nurses and social workers join with home health staff to provide care. One of the program’s goals is to provide continuity of care and ongoing support systems when and if the physician and the patient decide hospice care is appropriate. Other unique features:
- Patients are seen and treated by their own physician who works closely with a staff that is cross-trained in home health and hospice care.
- As patients’ needs change, they can move from one level of care to another with no interruption in care, no transition to new healthcare professionals, with less confusion and more comfort.
Telemedicine is an efficient method of health care delivery that uses communication technologies to bring providers and patients together in real time.
Oconee Home Health uses specialized in-home telemedicine monitoring equipment to measure vital signs and communicate with physicians at predetermined times. Blood pressure, heart activity and weight measurements are among the vital statistics that can be monitored. With this technology, nursing response times to condition changes are reduced, emergency department visits can be decreased, and weekly interactions with patients and their health providers are increased.
Oconee Home Health is pleased to offer telemedicine as a way to improve the care of home-bound patients by helping physicians identify problems before they advance to more serious levels.
2013 Professional of the Year Award
Presented by the South Carolina Home Care & Hospice Association
The South Carolina Home Care & Hospice Association presented its 2013 HOME (Honoring Outstanding Merit & Excellence) Awards at their Annual Conference & Expo November 20, 2013. These awards recognize the true heroes in home care, home health and hospice: those who serve on the front line every day, encountering numerous challenges often with a smile on their face and a fierce determination to persevere on behalf of their patients. Nominees for the HOME Awards are submitted annually and the Awards Committee has the important task of selecting the winners each year.
The Association’s Annual Awards Celebration is a special time for the Association and for the State of South Carolina. This is the yearly event that allows the opportunity for the Association membership and friends to remember the outstanding work and commitment of outstanding people. These compassionate people are dedicated to promoting healing, extending life, and alleviating pain and suffering, all the while keeping families together and providing the greatest degree of freedom, independence, and dignity possible for patients. The Awards were presented by the Association’s President and CEO, Tim Rogers.
The recipient of this year’s Professional of the Year Award is Lori Suit, PT, with Greenville Health System Home Health. Ms. Suit excels in all aspects of her role from clinical care and patient outcomes to her commitment to quality and interdisciplinary teamwork. She is an excellent communicator, and her teammates report that they are continually updated on her patients’ progress and needs. She is well respected by all. Her peers acknowledge she sets the gold standard for documentation. She responds to questions and concerns from patients and families and is prompt in reporting and resolving concerns.
In the words of her nominators, “She exudes what home care is really about - not only providing a skilled need to help patients achieve their goals and maximize their independence in their homes, but also touching the lives of people with her warm interactions and genuine concern for their whole well-being.” Congratulations Lori!
Established in 1979, the South Carolina Home Care & Hospice Association was created as a nonprofit trade association for home health agencies that provide Medicare-certified skilled care. Today, the Association has greatly expanded to represent the leading certified home health agencies, hospices, and private duty home care agencies across the state. SCHCA’s mission continues to be the provision of resources, education, advocacy and leadership in home care.