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

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National Institute for Medical Respite Care: Creating Places to Heal

NIMRC Announces Call for Affiliate Consultants

The National Institute for Medical Respite Care (NIMRC) is the first national institute to advance best practices, expert services, and state-of-the-field knowledge in medical respite care (also known as recuperative care). Internal staff, consultants, and consulting teams address a range of principles and practices in creating or expanding medical respite 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 Care?

Medical respite 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

Leading Health Care Organizations Form Unique Collaboration to Support Recuperative Care for People Experiencing Homelessness in California

NIMRC is 2 Years Old!

In July of 2022, we mark the 2-year anniversary of the launch of The National Institute for Medical Respite Care an initiative of The National Health Care for the Homeless Council. Take a look at what we’ve done so far and look forward to doing in the future.

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New Learning Courses

The National Institute for Medical Respite is pleased to announce our new Learning Portal. You will need to log in and this will allow keeping track of where you’re at in a course and which courses you’ve completed

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New report: Promising Practices

Providing Behavioral Health Care in a Medical Respite Setting. This new resource highlights innovative and replicable strategies for meeting the behavioral health needs of consumers in medical respite programs.

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Partnership Advances Medical Respite

Leading Health Care Organizations Form Unique Collaboration to Support Recuperative Care for People Experiencing Homelessness in California

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Leading Health Care Organizations Form Unique Collaboration to Support Recuperative Care for People Experiencing Homelessness in California

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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. 

Learn more | Webinar

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

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The “State of Medical Respite Care Programs” report presents a visualization of data contained in NIMRC’s medical respite 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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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. 

Learn more | Webinar

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

 Learn more

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. 

Learn more | Webinar

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

 Learn more

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

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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. 

Learn more | Webinar

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

 Learn more

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

Learn more