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Sulzbacher Medical Respite

Established:
2013
Agency:
IM Sulzbacher
Address:
611 East Adams Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
United States
Contact:
Heather Morris
Phone Number:
(904) 394-8072
Fax:
(904) 353-7345
Description:

Medical respite programs serve people experiencing homelessness who are ready to be discharged from a hospital but too frail to recover on the streets or in shelters. The goal of respite care is to stabilize a homeless patient’s medical condition so that they can transition safely to self care. To further address the complex health issues facing homeless persons following hospital discharge, the Sulzbacher Center added a 25-bed Medical Respite facility at the downtown campus. The Sulzbacher Medical Respite is a short-term transitional unit where patients who meet admission criteria are provided medical management and supportive care during the final stages of recovery from illness or surgery.

Operating Agency:
Non-profit
Facility Type:
Homeless Shelter
Number of Beds:
25
Hours of Operation:
24/7
Average Length of Stay:
2 weeks
Admission Criteria:

Able to perform own ADl’s, Ambulate at least 250 feet, continent of bowel and bladder

Clinical Staff:
Physician, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse, Social Worker
Support Services Provided:
Meals, Transportation, Case Management
Funding Sources:
Hospital