Medical Respite Tool Kit

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Medical Respite Tool Kit

Description

The purpose of the Medical Respite Tool Kit is to provide information and tools to help organizations and advocates plan, develop, and sustain medical respite programs. Medical respite care is acute and postacute medical care for homeless persons who are too ill or frail to recover from a physical illness or injury on the streets but who are not ill enough to be in a hospital. This approach provides a safe alternative to hospitals and for individuals in need of postdischarge medical care. It also assists hospitals in providing continuous care to individuals who might otherwise return to their emergency department.

This tool organizes existing resources developed by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council and other medical respite providers while incorporating new and practical tools.

Developer:

National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC)

Funding Sources:

National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC)

History

Original Summary: April 2013
Last Updated: 10/23/13

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