Today, Western New York has a great need for intensive, coordinated care for homeless patients’ post-hospitalization. Homeless patients are four times more likely to be readmitted within 30 days of discharge. This specialized unit provides comprehensive supportive services and programs provided by BCM and in collaboration with community partners.
The newly designed recuperative care unit will offer a safe, efficacious, and efficient care to medically complex clients. In addition, it is recognized as a tier one community-based organization and will provide the only medical respite facility within a 250-mile radius.
The foundation model of the Recuperative Care Unit is to have readmission reduction principles and improve hospital capacity at the forefront when collaborating with area healthcare providers. This Unit is designed for male homeless patients who have received medical clearance for discharge recuperating from a physical medical condition that requires short term medical home care follow-up through direct placement into the RCU through an established referral process.