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New London Homeless Hospitality Center Respite

Established:
2013
Agency:
New London Homeless Hospitality Center
Address:
325 Huntington St
New London, Connecticut 06320
United States
Contact:
Dana Dixon Director of Health Services
Phone Number:
(860) 575-6669
Fax:
(860) 865-0563
Description:

This seven-bed area allows guests who need it access to bed rest even during the day. Specialized staff assure that guests facing healthcare challenges are linked to the medical and social services they need to move toward a full recovery. The respite shelter combines a stable living environment, access to medical care and case management support into a package that we believe will dramatically improve health outcomes.

Operating Agency:
Non-profit
Facility Type:
Homeless Shelter
Number of Beds:
7
Hours of Operation:
24/7
Average Length of Stay:
2-3 Weeks
Admission Criteria:

• Homeless or in emergency shelter
• Medically appropriate for non-medical respite setting
• Independent in Activities of Daily Living
• Able to take medications independently (nursing support available for education and medication organization)
• Independent in mobility
• Continent of urine and feces
• No DTs from alcohol withdrawals
• Patient is willing to engage with respite staff and comply with treatment care plan
• No intravascular lines
• Patient understands that the Respite is embedded within a shelter serving individuals still battling addiction. No alcohol or drugs are permitted in the shelter but there is no screening for alcohol or drug use
• Patient does not require hospice or long term nursing placement
• No supplemental oxygen tanks

Clinical Staff:
Nurse Practitioner, Nurse
Clinical Services Provided:
Community Health Center provides an APRN two mornings a week and the Visiting Nurses of Southeastern CT provide a RN 20 hr/ week.
Support Services Provided:
Meals, Transportation, Case Management
Funding Sources:
Hospital, Private Donations