PCI: Medical Respite 101: Building a Sustainable Program

Medical respite care is an essential service for people experiencing homelessness. While the number of medical respite programs has increased drastically over the last 5 years, there are still not enough beds to meet the growing needs of our vulnerable neighbors without homes. This PCI will focus on planning, developing, and piloting a medical respite program. Through panel presentations, interactive discussions, and virtual site visits, attendees will have an opportunity to learn how to define your program model, determine admission criteria, create a trauma-informed environment, build community partnerships, train and support staff, and negotiate with funders. Additionally, information will be provided on identifying outcome measures, policy implications for medical respite, and new resources available for communities as they create their medical respite services. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in information sharing and networking with providers from across the country.

Speakers: Angie Matthis: Greater Waterbury Health Partnership; Leslie Swiderski: Waterbury Hospital; Brooks Ann McKinney: Cone Health; Laurel Nelson: Center for Respite Care; Julia Gaines: COTS Recuperative Care; Leta Davis:  Joseph’s House; Mari Lowe: Christ House; Annie Nicol: Director of Homeless Services Petaluma Health Center, COTS Recuperative Care (consultant); Robert Fulton: Recuperative Care Program, Greater Portland Health; Britt LaShier: Recuperative Care Program, Greater Portland Health.


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Categories: Clinical Practice, Funding for HCH, Medicaid and Medicare, Medical Respite, Policy and Advocacy, Research and Data
Tags: 2023 National HCH Conference
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