Respite Care Shelter for the Homeless

Respite Care Shelter for the Homeless

The Philip Dorn Respite Center is a 24-bed respite program, the only one of its kind in Contra Costa County. The Respite Center is located next door to the County Homeless Shelter in Concord. It was developed in cooperation with local hospitals, the Contra Costa County Health Services Homeless Program and the Healthcare for the Homeless program. The program provides recuperative care to medically fragile homeless adult individuals who are discharging from hospitals and have no permanent residence nor can return to the streets.

Patient Story

When Daniel left the Respite Center he had regained his mobility and was managing all his medical and mental health follow ups.

Daniel arrived at the Respite Center from John Muir Medical Center, Concord during his recovery from a fall from a second story building where he broke his legs severely. Daniel was using a walker to get around and had rods connected to his legs. Respite Center provided Daniel with a connection to basic adult care services at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, referrals to mental health care because of his diagnosed attention deficit disorder, and referrals to and transportation for providers, appointments and medications. The Respite Center also assisted Daniel in accessing resources such as Social Security, an identification care and housing. He was also seen by respite care on-sight providers for urgent care needs. When Daniel left the Respite Center he had regained his mobility and was managing all his medical and mental health follow ups.

Highlights

  • In 2011, 95 patients were referred to the respite center.

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