Long-Term Care: Assisted Living, Nursing Homes, Home Health Aides
The Division of Certification surveys health facilities that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, including nursing homes and facilities for the mentally retarded. These facilities are surveyed with unannounced site visits. Survey teams include nurses, pharmacists, social workers, dieticians and qualified mental retardation professionals.
This Department serves South Carolinians with special needs or disabilities and includes divisions devoted to persons with autism, head and spinal cord injuries, and mental retardation.