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Convalescent Care Program

Established:
1995
Agency:
Health Care for the Homeless, Inc.
Address:
421 Fallsway
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
United States
Contact:
Stephanie Donelan, Nurse Manager
Phone Number:
410-598-6758
Description:

The Convalescent Care Program is a 25 bed program located in the Weinberg Housing Resource Center, Baltimore City’s largest public emergency shelter. Clients are able to rest 24 hours a day, while benefiting from nursing and social work services. Nurses provide health education, care coordination and outpatient nursing services 7 days a week, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Health Care for the Homeless medical providers visit three times a week, and clients who do not already have a primary care provider are linked to the Health Care for the Homeless medical team for ongoing care. The social work staff assists clients with referrals to housing resources, with applications for identification and benefits and with mental health and addictions treatment. Clients must have an acute medical need and be independent with Activities of Daily Living.

Operating Agency:
Non-profit
Facility Type:
Homeless Shelter
Number of Beds:
25
Hours of Operation:
Clients are able to rest 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Nursing services are provided 7:00 am -7:00 pm daily.
Average Length of Stay:
4-6 wekeks
Admission Criteria:

Be experiencing homelessness
Be at least 18 years old
Have a short-term medical need with an identifiable end point
Be independently continent, ambulatory, able to manage/administer medications and able to perform activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, eating, etc.)
Be able to tolerate the lack of privacy which is inherent in the program’s dormitory-style living
Be medically and psychiatrically stable
Be willing to comply with medical orders and program rules

Clinical Staff:
Physician, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse, Social Worker, Community Health Worker, Other
Clinical Services Provided:
Wound care, health education, medication adherence education, behavioral health care, case management, transportation to appointments, medical provider visits, occupational therapy.
Support Services Provided:
Meals, Transportation, Case Management
Funding Sources:
Hospital, HRSA, HUD, Medicaid/Medicare, Private Donations, Local/State Government, Religious Organization, Foundations, United Way