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

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’s New


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.