Clinical Recommendations for the Medical Respite Setting

The National HCH Council highlights the unique clinical work being offered in medical respite settings in this new publication. The recommendations focus on common admitting diagnoses from nine medical respite programs across the United States. Each diagnosis includes recommendations for assessment, management, prevention, and outcomes that can be used to determine discharge from the medical respite setting. Although this document is intended to be used primarily by clinicians working in the medical respite setting, it also acts as a compelling tool for describing to policy makers the recuperative care needs of people experiencing homelessness, which are often beyond the scope of acute care hospitals and homeless shelters.

Read the Clinical Recommendations for the Medical Respite Setting.