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Colorado Coalition for the Homeless Medical Respite Program

Established: 2002
Agency: Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
Address: 2100 Broadway,
Denver, CO 80205

2301 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO 80205
Contact: Liz Solano-Galvan
Phone Number: (303) 587-6148
Description:

The Coalition’s Respite Care program serves homeless persons who have no place to recover after they have been discharged from the hospital. In addition to providing daily visits from nursing staff, patients benefit from a safe, secure, restful environment where they can access supportive services such as housing assistance and treatment programs. Thirty-five beds are available for Respite Care at three locations: Beacon Place, the Samaritan House and The Crossing at Denver Rescue Mission

Operating Agency: Non-profit
Number of Beds: 35
Hours of Operation: M-F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Average Length of Stay: 45 Days
Admission Criteria:

Patient has an acute medical condition that can be effectively addressed within a limited amount of time.
• Patient must be homeless;
• Must be alert and oriented to person, place, and time;
• Must be continent of bowel and bladder;
• Must be completely independent with all ADLs and able to function in a residential/shelter type setting;
• Clean and sober for 72 hours and not at risk for significant withdrawal.
• Over the age of 21
• Willing to comply with the rules of the facility in which the bed is located.

Clinical Staff: Physician, Nurse
Support Services Provided: Meals, Transportation, Case Management
Funding Sources: Hospital, HRSA, Medicaid/Medicare, United Way