Medical Respite Program Profiled in LA Times, Saving Money and Lives
August 29, 2011
The LA Times reported on a medical respite program in LA County that provides a place for people experiencing homelessness to go immediately following their discharge from the hospital to receive recovery care. These medical respite centers make it possible for individuals with serious illness or injury to stay and recover instead of returning to unstable living situations where their health is at risk of deteriorating further. Establising medical respite centers for people experiencing homelessness is one of the strategies in Opening Doors to improve health and stability. Deputy Director Jennifer Ho was quoted in the story which discussed the cost-effectiveness of such recovery centers.