The National Institute for Medical Respite Care is a special initiative of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council.

National Institute for Medical Respite Care: Creating Places to Heal

NIMRC Announces Call for Affiliate Consultants

NIMRC is growing!

We are looking for program managers to join our team.

NIMRC Announces Call for Affiliate Consultants

NIMRC is growing!

We are looking for program managers to join our team.

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council (the Council) is pleased to announce the creation of the National Institute for Medical Respite Care (NIMRC), the first national institute to advance best practices, expert services, and state-of-the-field knowledge in medical respite/recuperative care. Internal staff, consultants, and consulting teams address a range of principles and practices in creating or expanding medical respite/recuperative care programs.

NIMRC offers a broad range of services. Click on a subject below to hear more; you may also read about our services here.


What is Medical Respite/Recuperative Care?

Medical respite/recuperative care is acute and post-acute care for people experiencing homelessness who are not ill enough to remain in a hospital, but are too ill to recover on the streets.

What’s New

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council welcomes abstracts to provide both introductory and advanced educational content at the annual conference for clinicians, researchers, administrators, advocates, consumers, and policy makers working at the intersection of health care, homelessness, and housing.

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The Respite Care Providers Network convened in 2021 to update the Standards for Medical Respite Programs. These updated Standards reflect growth, changes, and newly established evidence to guide best practices in medical respite care. 

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NIMRC’s new white paper, Approaches to financing Medical Respite/Recuperative Care Programs, Explores trends and opportunities for funding medical respite/recuperative care.

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The “State of Medical Respite/Recuperative Care Programs” report presents a visualization of data contained in NIMRC’s medical respite/recuperative care program directory. The report highlights key features, such as funding sources, affiliation with health centers, facility types, and staffing and services provided

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CDC Foundation/NIMRC Partnership awards $1.6 Million to programs in seven states and Washington, D.C. 

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