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LTHC Medical Respite

Established:
2020
Agency:
LTHC Homeless Services
Address:
815 North 12th Street
Lafayette, Indiana 47904
United States
Contact:
Jennifer Layton, President/CEO
Phone Number:
(765) 423-4880
Fax:
(765) 420-7027
Description:

LTHC has partnered with community healthcare providers to create a Medical Respite Program within a 24/7 Homeless Services Engagement Center. The Medical Respite program is designed to care for men and women after they have had a hospital stay for an illness, injury or surgery in which they still have recovery needs and are still not well enough to resume life in a shelter or on the streets. The four medical respite beds provide a place where men and women can convalesce in a compassionate, supportive, and “home like” environment that is designed to care for their needs in a holistic manner. The Medical Respite Program is overseen by a Community Health Worker and provides medical care from community healthcare partners and nursing students from local schools.

Operating Agency:
Non-profit
Number of Beds:
4
Hours of Operation:
24hrs/7days
Admission Criteria:

In order to be eligible to utilize the Medical Respite Program, a person must meet the federal definition of homelessness,
– Be able to complete Activities of Daily Living, such as: dressing, bathing and eating without assistance.
– Have an acute health condition, such as recent surgery that is approved by the Community Health Worker as being in need of services.

Clinical Staff:
Community Health Worker
Support Services Provided:
Meals, Case Management
Funding Sources:
United Way