Financing Medical Respite Care: A Practical Discussion to Ensure Sustainability

June 13, 2017 – June 13, 2017

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Presented by National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. CDT

As communities are looking to reduce health care costs and improve patient outcomes, medical respite care programs are filling a critical need for people who are experiencing homelessness. Whether providing hospitals with a safe and legal discharge option, or creating a bridge between hospital and supportive housing programs, medical respite care is a key piece of the local continuum of health care. These programs can reduce hospital lengths of stay and readmissions as well as facilitate better care transitions and case management plans for a very vulnerable population. But how to finance these programs to ensure they are sustainable? This webinar will provide an overview of the most common ways to fund medical respite and give practical advice for how to start or grow a program in your area.


  • Brenda Goldstein, Psychosocial Services Director, LifeLong Medical Care, Berkeley, CA
  • Brandon Clark, Chief Executive Officer, Circle the City, Phoenix, AZ; Chair-elect, Respite Care Providers’ Network (RCPN) Steering Committee
  • Julia Dobbins, Project Manager, National HCH Council
  • Moderator: Barbara DiPietro, Senior Director of Policy, National HCH Council