Nuclear Care Partners has been catering toward the work-related health needs of former Savannah River Site employees since 2012, but recently decided to create a physical branch in Aiken due to a strong patient base.
The company has six branches in the country, with the local branch in Suite 211 of the Mill on Park building, located at 237 Park Ave S.W.
The company helps former employees who have suffered work-related ailments.
Some of the more common work-related ailments the company sees are skin cancer, lung cancer and other types of cancer, as well as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other respiratory ailments.
Office Administrator Sheila Hall explained that once patients get an approved diagnosis with the Department of Labor, they are entitled to monetary compensation and a medical benefits card.
The card lasts a lifetime and includes any type of services they need related to whatever condition they may have, Hall said.
“We also provide in-home care to former workers who have been approved. We have registered nurses who do assessments on the patients, keep track of meds and assist them with what they need as far as the disease is related,” Hall said.
One of the services the company is most excited about is providing compensation for family members who take care of the patients inside the home, Hall said.
For example, if a wife takes care of her injured husband, cooks the meals and gives the medicine, she can be hired by Nuclear Care Partners and receive a paycheck every two weeks.
Other services the company provides include help with certified nursing assistants, home meal preparations, equipment assistance and other needs related to injuries and ailments resulting from SRS work.
“We try to keep them as happy and healthy at home as possible. We want their quality of life to be maxed out, and we do our best to keep them from having to go to the hospital,” Hall said.
According to www.nuclearcarepartners.com, the foundation of the company is nursing, and the focus is to partner with families to foster a culture of mutual trust, friendship and compassion. For more information on the local branch, call 803-262-4205.
Derrek Asberry is a beat reporter with the Aiken Standard. He joined the paper in June 2013. He is originally from Vidalia, Ga., and a graduate of Georgia Southern University. Follow him on Twitter @ DerrekAsberry.