Announcements, Homelessness, Supportive Housing

Comments Open Regarding Medical Respite for the Homeless

National Health Care for the Homeless Council

The National Health Care for the Homeless (NHCH) has proposed standards for medical respite centers and is accepting public comment through September 30. NHCH estimates that 150,000 people who are homeless are discharged from the hospital each year. If a person is released to the streets, they have an increased likelihood of infection and readmission to the hospital.

Medical respite centers provide a space for those without a permanent address to live and receive health services outside of the hospital. These centers are a critical link in the homeless continuum of care, with approximately 80% of individuals who are homeless moving to permanent housing after being placed in medical respite.

Click here for more information, the proposed standards, and the public comment form.

Click here to view a webinar on the proposed standards.



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