New Policy Brief Explores Medical Respite Care Financing

The Council’s “Medical Respite Care: Financing Approaches” brief and accompanying webinar detail 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.

Read the publication and view our archived webinar for an in-depth discussion with Council experts and program staff in Berkeley, CA (single funding source), and Phoenix, AZ (many funding sources).