- Medical respite programs provide care to homeless patients who are too sick to be on the streets or in a traditional shelter.
- Healing House fills a gap in existing support for families that are homeless.
- There are 63 medical respites in the United States, Healing House would be the first in Wisconsin. According to the National Health Care for the Homeless Council Survey of Medical Respite Programs, the cost per day to stay in a medical respite program is significantly less than the cost per day in a hospital.
- In Cincinnati, Ohio, a city similar in size to Madison, the four hospitals there was a $6.2 million total cost avoidance because of the availability of the city’s medical respite program.
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