Standards for Medical Respite Programs
The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is pleased to debut our Standards for Medical Respite Care. The Council intends these unique standards to improve quality and consistency across a range of medical respite programs and to improve opportunities for research and federal funding for medical respite care.
The product of four years of work from the Standards Development Task Force and Respite Care Providers’ Network Steering Committee, these standards serve as a framework to help medical respite programs operate safely, effectively, and seamlessly with local health care systems while promoting program development and growth. The Council will assist programs in meeting these standards through our training and technical assistance program.