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Homeless Person’s Health Project Recuperative Care Center

Homeless Person’s Health Project
119-A Coral Street
Santa Cruz, California 95060
United States
Paul Gendreau
Phone Number:
(831) 454-2080

The Recuperative Care Center (RCC) is a 12-bed, 24-hour shelter-based medical respite program, with an average length of stay of 30 days. The RCC is managed by the County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency’s Homeless Persons’ Health Project (HPHP), and a community nonprofit agency, the Homeless Services Center (HSC). The RCC provides support for recently hospitalized patients that are homeless, and no longer require in-patient hospital care, or SNF level recovery.

Operating Agency:
Facility Type:
Homeless Shelter
Number of Beds:
Hours of Operation:
24/7, referrals M-TH 8am-5pm, F 8am-3pm
Average Length of Stay:
4 weeks
Admission Criteria:

• Homeless
• 18 years old and older
• No longer requires in-patient hospital care
• Does not require SNF-level care.
• Does not require more than a 6-week stay at RCC for a full recovery
• Has completed withdrawal from opiates or ETOH (not in acute phase of detox)
• Has home health care scheduled if patient needs IV or wound care therapy
• Independent or modified independent in all ADL’s
• Continent of bowel/bladder (consideration for baseline functioning – must be fully capable of managing all incontinent supplies)
• Able to store and take medications with minimal supervision
• Able to perform basic wound care or have wound care appropriately managed by home health care or in a primary care setting.
• Does not require isolation
• Willing to meet RCC Nurse and Social Worker regularly and follow individual care plan and all recommended medical follow-up
• Agrees to RCC admission and house rules (no drugs/alcohol on site)
• Alert, oriented, and behaviorally appropriate for group setting

Clinical Staff:
Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse, Social Worker, Community Health Worker
Support Services Provided:
Meals, Transportation, Case Management
Funding Sources:
Hospital, HRSA, Local/State Government, Religious Organization, Other