CALL (818) 839-8911 TO REFER A RECUPERATIVE CARE CLIENT. FAX (818) 696-8004
Recuperative care is a program that provides healthcare providers with a secure location for homeless patients to be discharged when they no longer need to be hospitalized but still have to be treated of an illnesses or disability. The idea was driven by widespread "inadequate discharge" events ; the implementation of penalties under the Affordable Care Act to avoid re-hospitalization within 30 days ; and extension of Medicaid that opened a new financing source in participating states.
These facilities enable people to continue their recovery and receive treatment, while case managers enable them to have access to primary care, mental health services and other social services such as transportation, food and housing.
Recuperative care saves taxpayers dollars which costs far less than prolonged hospital stays and outcomes in less hospital re-admission. Clients served will also discover permanent homes more probable.
Our hospital partners are cognizant of, and understanding the needs of our patients who are without homes looking for the most optimal solutions to ensure their safety.
The re-admission to hospitals within 90 days is less likely to occur to clients discharging into the recuperative care program. We offer semi-private rooms, so that clients can fully recover in privacy and comfort.
The rate of mental illness and drug abuse is greater for people living on the street. Our clients are aided to achieve housing, identification that may include access to mental health, primary care, rehabilitation and other community resources in order to help them meet these challenges.
Medical professionals at our recuperative care facilities offer compassionate care to assist clients recover and offset the economic repercussions for hospitals. Clients also receive meals, transportation to doctor’s appointments and case management from a social worker.
Housing is inseparably linked with health. We offer sustained care to persons who leave recuperation and are looking for permanent housing.
A client who wants to move out of the road should not have "false doors." In Los Angeles County CES, we register incoming customers to ensure that they have access to proper housing.