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Medical Respite Care

Medical respite care is acute and post-acute medical care for homeless persons who are too ill or frail to recover from a physical illness or injury on the streets but are not ill enough to be in a hospital. Unlike “respite” for caregivers, “medical respite” is short-term residential care that allows homeless individuals the opportunity to rest in a safe environment while accessing medical care and other supportive services. Medical respite care is offered in a variety of settings including freestanding facilities, homeless shelters, nursing homes, and transitional housing.

National HCH Grantee Directory

If you are a Grantee representative looking to update your organization’s information in the directory, please use this form. You need only address questions in the form whose answers are incorrect or outdated in the directory. However, please note that the form inquires about information that the directory does not display, such as PCMH accreditation—please answer these additional questions for the benefit of our records.

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