Palisade Healthcare Community

Palisade Healthcare Community by Welcov Healthcare
  • AHCA Bronze Award of Oct. 2015
920 4th Street
Garretson, SD 57030
Fax: 605-594-6661

Features & Activities

We make every effort to make sure you feel at home and cater to your needs and desires with:

  • Private room options
  • 3 nutritious meals a day
  • Social & recreational activities
  • Pet companions
  • Transportation services
  • Free wireless Internet
  • Computer access
  • Designated smoking area
Our Community

Palisade Healthcare Community is located in scenic Garretson, SD, a town rich in railroad history, Wild West lore, and natural beauty. Whether you need transitional care following a hospitalization or require long-term care because it’s no longer safe to stay at home, we offer a peaceful retreat and place of healing where you’ll receive high-quality care with compassion and kindness.

Our Approach

Working closely with your physician, family and other healthcare providers, our team creates your individualized care program. Once you’re here, our medical director, primary physician and their teams visit frequently, assessing your current health status and adjusting your care plan as needed.

We are one of the few residences in the area that offers peritoneal dialysis. This allows you to complete your treatments in the comfort of our homey setting instead of trekking to distant Sioux Falls several times a week. For those needing short-term care following hospitalization or illness at home, our physical, occupational and speech therapy teams are ready to accelerate your recovery in our fully equipped gym. We’ll get you home fast! Our discharge-to-home rate is 85%.

Palisade’s medical capabilities and services include:

  • Adult day care
  • Audiology
  • Avera eLong-Term Care (eLTC) telehealth services
  • Bariatric
  • Behavior Services/Patients
  • Bipap
  • Central lines with PICC lines
  • Chest tubes
  • Complex disease management
  • Dementia/Alzheimer’s unit
  • Dental care
  • Diet management
  • Hospice
  • Inpatient & outpatient therapy
  • Isolation/Private rooms
  • IV therapy/IV push
  • MDRO
  • Onsite lab draws
  • Optometry
  • Orthopedic specialty
  • Ostomy care
  • Pain management nursing program
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • PICC line
  • Pleurx cath
  • Post-surgical care
  • Psychology/Psychiatric services
  • Physical, occupational & speech therapy
  • Respite care
  • Sepsis & infection care
  • TPN
  • Trach
  • Trilogy vent
  • Tube feedings
  • Wound vac therapy

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Client Stories
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When I arrived I was weak and had wounds on my legs. The therapy department was just great. They helped me get stronger, and now I'm going home. The food was excellent. The staff helped me make arrangements to have services in place for when I returned home.
— Kathlyn B.
transitional-care patient
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You guys treated me like a king. I don't know if I want to go home! Because of all of you and the care you gave me after my stroke, I got better and now I can go home. Thank you for everything.
— Joseph A.H.
transitional care patient
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It's hard being in a situation like this—waking up one day with a stroke, not knowing a lot of things, and being almost totally paralyzed. They treated me with respect and dignity, and helped me come back from where I was. They encouraged me not give up and take it one day at a time. That's what a person needs sometimes. And I'm not done yet!
— Leanne S.
transitional care patient
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