This Medical Respite Program at Pinellas Hope provides a safe place for medical and recuperative care after hospitalization for homeless persons discharged from St. Anthony and Morton Plant Mease Hospitals. These persons, while ready for hospital discharge, have not recovered enough to return to the streets, do not have family or friends to provide care and do not require further hospitalization or skilled nursing facility care.
The North Broward Hospital District (d.b.a. Broward Health) Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Program provides respite care services through a contractual agreement with an Assisted Living Facility (ALF) that provides respite and recuperative care to our clients. Clients must HRSA definition of homelessness, in need of respite or recuperative care, have no income or insurance, and be compliant with facility rules.
Medical respite programs serve people experiencing homelessness who are ready to be discharged from a hospital but too frail to recover on the streets or in shelters. The goal of respite care is to stabilize a homeless patient’s medical condition so that they can transition safely to self care.
Pathways to Care is a 40 bed respite center dedicated to providing healthcare, housing, and hope to Central Florida’s vulnerable homeless population of men, women and veterans in need of a safe place to heal from serious illness or injury.