What Is Recuperative Care And Who Can Benefit From It?
What Is Recuperative Care And Who Can Benefit From It?August 7, 2020 0 Comment Category: Recuperative Care
Recuperative care is a revolutionary type of not-for-profit health program that offers healthcare providers a safe way to provide continued health and treatment services to patients experiencing homelessness after they no longer need to be hospitalized. Recuperative care at Horizon Recuperative Care and other facilities generally include any post-hospital medical care a patient may need, consistent health assessments, case management, assistance with transitioning to safe housing, transportation to and from appointments, and more.
Recuperative care is a relatively new development in the Los Angeles area. Also known as medical respite care, providing recuperative care arrangements became mandatory
for hospitals when SB 1152 took effect in July of 2019. For many years, people experiencing homelessness were often discharged from hospitals back onto the streets or into shelters unequipped for post-hospital care. These practices have caused many people experiencing homelessness to require more frequent hospital visits and contribute to the continuing cycle of homelessness.
What Type of Services Does Recuperative Care Provide?
Horizon’s type of recuperative care is extensive and covers many aspects of both post-hospital care and services to assist people transitioning from homelessness to secure housing. The type of procedures seen in a facility like ours depends on the patient. An individual may be released from the hospital but may still need care, such as physical therapy, consistent monitoring, or addiction management. Transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing can be a steep path, so combining healthcare services with homelessness assistance is an effective way to make the most of a patient’s time in a recuperative care facility.
Recuperative care assists with some of the most challenging parts of the transition from homelessness. At Horizon, we assist with securing case management to create a clear plan, assistance with finding temporary housing and charity programs and managing social resources like SSI, identification documents, and more. These are a few examples of the comprehensive care provided, as each patient has different needs.
How Does Recuperative Care Help The Community?
Horizon Recuperative Care is part of the solution. Recuperative care facilities like ours have been shown to reduce hospital re-admissions by up to 50% and provide another helping hand to those on the path to permanent housing, reducing the number of people experiencing homelessness. Any person experiencing homelessness can benefit from the type of care we provide at Horizon: young and old, with any kind of condition, and anyone in between.
Post-hospital care is sometimes overlooked by those not familiar with it. It’s reasonable to think that once a patient leaves the hospital, they’re ready to return to their daily lives without medical professionals’ support. Oftentimes this is not the case for many patients, and that’s why Horizon Recuperative Care is here to help. Our post-hospital care services cover several care needs. First and foremost, we have medical professionals on staff ready to assist with comprehensive post-acute care like physical therapy, behavioral health, and addiction prevention services, appointment transportation, medication assistance, and more. Our facilities offer clean and pleasant accommodation, meal and laundry service, and community spaces for socialization.
Contact Horizon Recuperative Care today if you or someone you know can benefit from our services.