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National Health Foundation Recuperative Care

National Health Foundation
515 S. Figueroa St., Suite 1300
Los Angeles, California 90071
United States
Pooja Bhalla, Executive CP of Programs
Phone Number:
(213) 538-0723
(877) 551-5580

National Health Foundation Recuperative Care offers healthcare providers a safe place to discharge homeless patients when they no longer require hospitalization but still need to heal from an illness or injury. Our facilities allow individuals to continue their recovery and receive treatment for minor illnesses while case managers facilitate access to primary care, behavioral health services and other supportive social services, such as transportation, food and housing. Recuperative care saves taxpayer dollars, costs significantly less than extended hospital stays and leads to fewer hospital re-admissions. Clients served are also more likely to find permanent housing.

While recuperative care addresses the gap in healthcare for the homeless who are going back and forth between hospitals and the streets, it is also seen as the gateway to bridge housing, which provides clients with temporary housing while permanent housing is secured. National Health Foundation believes people need basic necessities, such as food and a place to live, before they can move forward with their lives, including getting a job, managing their health and mental health, or discontinuing substance use. Utilizing a Housing First approach, we work with clients to create a plan for achieving long-term stability and independence, along with aftercare support, ensuring they are closer to housing than when they arrive.

Operating Agency:
Facility Type:
Apartments/Motel Rooms
Number of Beds:
Hours of Operation:
Mondays – Sunday 9am – 7pm
Average Length of Stay:
10 Days
Admission Criteria:

• Homeless adults
• Acute medical problem with an identifiable end point of care
• Medically and behaviorally stable (not a risk to self/others)
• Independent in activities of daily living, including eating, bathing,dressing, toileting, walking and maintaining continence, and administering medications
• Independent in mobility (walker or wheelchair accepted) and not known to be a fall risk
• Agreeable to admission and receiving care from recuperative care staff

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