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South Carolina nursing home abuse assistance

Nursing home abuse involving South Carolina nursing homes should be reported.  Below are the names of state officials to whom you may report nursing home abuse or neglect.

State Long Term Care Ombudsman
Jon Cook
State LTC Ombudsman
SC DHHS, Office on Aging
1301 Gervais Street
Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29201
Work: (803)734-9898
Fax: (803)734-9886

Office on Aging
Cornelia Gibbons
Deputy Director
Dept of Health & Human Services
PO Box 8206
1801 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29202-8206
Work: (803)898-2513
Fax: (803)898-4515
Licensure and Certifications
Karen Price
Bureau Director
Department of Health & Environmental Control
Bureau of Certification
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201-1708
Work: (803)545-4205
Fax: (803)545-4292
Medicaid Fraud Unit Control
Charles Gambrell
Assistant Attorney General, MFCU
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of South Carolina
Office of The Attorney General
PO Box 11549
Columbia, SC 29211-1549
Work: (803)734-3660
Fax: (803)734-8754
Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrator
Dana Welborn
SC Board of Long Term Health Care Admin.
PO Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211-1329
Work: (803)896-4544
Fax: (803)846-4555
Medicaid Agency
Robert Kerr
Medicaid Director
SC Dept. of Health and Human Services
PO Box 8206
Columbia, SC 29202-8206
Work: (803)898-2504
Fax: (803)898-4515
Quality Improvement Organization
Blake Williams
Director of Operations
Carolina Medical Review
250 Berryhill Road
Suite 101
Columbia, SC 29210
Work: (803)731-8225
Fax: (803)731-8229
Protection and Advocacy System
Gloria Prevost
Executive Director
Protection & Advocacy for People w/Disabil
3710 Landmark Dr
Suite 208
Columbia, SC 29204
Work: (803)782-0639
Fax: (803)790-1946
Adult Protective Service Agency
Tim Cash
SC Dept. of Social Services
Div. Adult Svcs & Case Mgmt.
P.O. Box 1520
Columbia, SC 29202-1520
Work: (803)898-7506
Fax: (803)898-7641
Local and Regional Ombudsmen
Mary Lou Brown
Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments/Regi
1230 Highmarket Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
Work: (843)546-4231
Fax: (843)520-0642
Area Served: Georgetown, Horry, and Williamsburg counties
Susan Garen
Regional Ombudsman
Lower Savannah AAA/ Region 5
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
P.O. Box 850
Aiken, SC 29802
Work: (803)649-7981
Fax: (803)649-2248
Area Served: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, and Orangeburg Counties
Anna Harmon
Regional Ombudsman
Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
236 Stoneridge Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
Work: (800)391-1185
Fax: (803)253-7542
Area Served: Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry and Richland counties
Nancy Hawkins
Appalachian AAA/Appalachian COG/Region 1
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
30 Cetury Circle
P.O. Drawer 6668
Greenville, SC 29607
Work: (864)242-9733
Fax: (864)242-6957
Area Served: Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg counties
Ericca Livingston
Upper Savannah AAA/COG/Region 2
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
P. O. Box 1366
Greenwood, SC 29648
Work: (800)922-7729
Fax: (864)941-8090
Area Served: Abbeville, Edgeville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick and Saluda Counties
Melissa Morrison
Regional Ombudsman
Catawba Area Agency on Aging/ Region 3
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
P.O Box 4618
Rock Hill, SC 29732
Work: (800)662-8330
Fax: (803)329-6537
Area Served: Chester, Lancaster, York, and Union Counties
Judith Samuel
Regional Ombudsman
Vantage Point/Region 7
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
201 South 5th Street
P. O. Box 999
Hartsville, SC 29551
Work: (843)383-8632
Fax: (843)383-8754
Area Served: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion and Marlboro Counties
Alice Streetman
Trident AAA - ElderLink Inc./Region 9
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
4500 Leeds Avenue
Suite 210
Charleston, SC 29405
Work: (800)864-6446
Fax: (843)745-1718
Area Served: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg Counties
Marvile Thompson
Regional Ombudsman
Lowcountry AAA/Region 10
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
P.O. Box 98
Point South, SC 29945
Work: (843)726-5536
Fax: (843)524-2625
Area Served: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties
Vickie Williams
Santee-Lynches AAA/COG/Region 6
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
P. O. Box 1837
Sumter, SC 29151
Work: (800)948-1042
Area Served: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, and Sumter Counties