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Heading Home Respite Care Program

Established:
2007
Agency:
Heading Home
Address:
715 Candelaria Road NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107
United States
Contact:
David Sisneros; Respite Care Program Director
Phone Number:
(505) 344-2323
Fax:
(505) 344-2088
Description:

Heading Home operates the Respite Care Program at the Albuquerque Opportunity Center Campus. The Respite Care Program has 30 beds available for men 18 years and older who are experiencing homelessness, have an acute injury or illness, and are ambulatory.We accept referrals from all local area hospitals that contract our beds.
In the Respite Care Program, we provide a warm bed to sleep in 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Residents have access to showers, three meals a day, clean clothes, linens, laundry facilities, access to a computer lab, on-site workshops, on-site counselling, and occupational therapy.
Other services include basic medical supplies ansd a weekly medical; student run triage clinic (with PT/OT/Med/Pharmacy/Nursing students), transportation assistance to all medical and benefits
appointments, case management, and 24-hour access to Resident Assistants.
Weekly meetings are held by the Outreach/Care Team (social worker, 2 nurses and a physician) the
Heading Home Respite Care Program Director.

Operating Agency:
Non-profit
Facility Type:
Homeless Shelter
Number of Beds:
30
Hours of Operation:
24/7
Average Length of Stay:
4 weeks
Admission Criteria:

Medically fragile; acute mental health or medical conditions that would benefit from recuperative care stay.

Clinical Services Provided:
Wound care, medication-assisted treatment, IV antibiotics, behavioral health care, etc.
Support Services Provided:
Meals, Transportation, Case Management, Other
Funding Sources:
Hospital