Design of a Novel Fidelity Measure for Use in Accreditation of Medical Respite Programs

Medical respite is rapidly gaining traction as a service delivery model. The National Institute for Medical Respite Care (NIMRC) was created in 2020 to establish a central body to guide best practices in medical respite. To support this mission, a tool to measure fidelity to the principles of best practices in medical respite care was designed, piloted in current medical respite programs, revised, and formally adopted by NIMRC. The presenters will describe in detail the process for development of this new fidelity measure and engage the audience in a discussion of the principles of care for best practices in medical respite programs.

Speakers: Ben King, Assistant Professor, University of Houston; Jackie Wheeler, University of Texas at Austin; Caitlin Synovec, Assistant Director for Medical Respite, National Health Care for the Homeless Council

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Categories: Medical Respite, Quality and Program Improvement in Medical Respite, Standards for Medical Respite Care Programs, Tools for Medical Respite Providers
Tags: 2024 National HCH Conference
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