Term Medical Respite Facilities/Beds for Homeless People
Code BH-1800.9000
Definition Programs that provide short term nursing and recuperative care for homeless people who are too ill or frail to recover from a physical illness or injury while living on the streets, but are not ill enough to be in a hospital. Included are free-standing medical respite care facilities, shelter-based programs, transitional housing-based programs, programs that use the shelter voucher system to house homeless people needing a place to recover and programs that contract with adult residential facilities, nursing facilities and other organizations to provide the service. Length of stay is generally determined on a case-by-case basis and a referral from a physician or other health care provider may be required. Other eligibility criteria may apply.
Created 5/17/07
Changed 12/8/16
Use References Convalescent Beds for Homeless People
Post Hospital Discharge Homeless Shelter Beds
Recuperation Beds
See Also References Homeless Alternative Housing Developments (BH-7000.4600-300)
Homeless Employment Programs (ND-6500.3050)
Homeless Shelter (BH-1800.8500)
Homeless Shelter Volunteer Opportunities (PX-2300.3100)
Homeless Transportation Programs (BT-4500.6500-310)
Respite Care (PH-7000)
Transitional Housing/Shelter (BH-8600)
External Classification Terms Homeless Shelter (NPC L02.03)
Homeless Shelters (NTE L41)
Housing (AIRS HO-300)
Housing (CAN HO-300)
Living Situation (ACH A-01)
Related Concepts Emergency and Crisis Services
Organization/Facility Type
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Bibliographic References "Medical Respite Care: An Integral Part of the Homeless Care Continuum", Healing Hands, A Publication of the HCH Clincians' Network, Vol. 11, No. 2, April, 2007, http://www.nhchc.org/Healing%20Hands/HealingHandsApril2007.pdf

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