Medical Respite Care
Resource Topic: Finance, Special and Vulnerable Populations
Resource Subtopic: Sustainability.
Keywords: Medical Home, Persons Experiencing Homelessness.
Year Developed: 2017
Resource Type: Publication
Primary Audience: C-Suite (CEOs, CFO's, CIO, COO's, CMO's, etc)
Secondary Audience: Administrative Staff
National Health Care for the Homeless Council
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Resource Summary: The Council’s “Medical Respite Care: Financing Approaches” brief details practical considerations for creating or growing financially sustainable medical respite care programs. As communities look to reduce health care costs and improve patient outcomes, medical respite care programs fill a critical need for people without homes. To help fund this vital care, our brief details medical respite, provides a rationale for creating such programs, outlines financing approaches, and suggests steps for effective implementation.