WHY PALMETTO HOME CARE SPECIALISTS IS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER AGENCIES

1. WE ARE PHYSICIAN OWNED AND OPERATED

Every aspect of the day to day activities at Palmetto Home Care Specialists is overseen by a physician.
A special request can be made for an in home assessment by a physician. We are locally owned and operated and we are not a franchise.

2. THE STAFF WE HIRE

Each caregiver has to undergo a thorough screening prior to being offered a position with Palmetto Home Care Specialists.
Our screening process starts from the first conversation we have with the caregiver.
Our interview process, behavioral and values testing evaluates the applicant for honesty, compassion, work ethic and compatibility to name just a few.
Palmetto Home Care Specialists has Ideal Standards for the caregivers we hire.

Each caregiver must successfully pass both written and skilled competency testing, successful South Carolina Department of Law Enforcement Background Screening; work history is evaluated then verified and drug testing performed. A physical and negative Mantoux test is also required. We feel very comfortable and confident that you will be as equally impressed with our caregivers. We’re so sure, we guarantee it!!

3. HOW WE PROTECT YOU

Each of our caregivers is covered with Worker’s Compensation Insurance, so there is no liability for you or your family if a caregiver should be injured while in your home or providing services to you.
Each employee is bonded for $25,000.00.
Palmetto Home Care Specialists pays all employer related taxes for each of our staff. There is no client responsibility for any of these fees. Each employee receives a W2 at the end of each calendar year.
Un-Owned Auto Insurance is also included free of charge by Palmetto Home Care Specialists (In the event of an accident this coverage would be additional coverage above and beyond the caregivers automobile insurance.)
Palmetto Home Care Specialists carries General and Professional Liability Insurance in the amounts of $1,000,000 / $3,000,000.

4. SUPERVISION OF STAFF AND PROGRESS REPORTING

Caregivers are supervised by a physician at least once every 30 days with client approval.
There is never a fee for this service.
Visits to the client’s home are made by a physician who will evaluate the caregivers performance and will perform an assessment of the client.
The plan of care can be adjusted at this time if necessary.
Client progress reports are produced monthly by Palmetto Home Care Specialists and are sent to family members/guardians/POA’s or as directed by the client.

5. COST OF SERVICES

Palmetto Home Care Specialists recently completed a survey of local Home Care Agency fees.
When comparing service rates, we found that we are competitive with other agencies in the area.
However, the survey also revealed that we pay our patient care staff extremely well.
We acknowledge that our caregivers are the heart of our business and we hire and retain only the best!

Palmetto Home Care Specialists is licensed by the state of South Carolina.
All of our caregivers are licensed, bonded and insured.