Recuperative centers help homeless patients post-discharge

Under healthcare reform, the 57 current recuperative centers in the country will expand with more programs, reports the Los Angeles Times. Aimed at cutting down on hospital stays and emergency department visits, the recuperative centers look similar to motel rooms but with one major difference; nurses are there to help homeless patients recover from surgeries and take their medication. The cost for recuperative care for one night in Los Angeles ranges from $175 to $200; the cost for a hospital bed is $2,300.

"It's a win-win. The hospitals get off the hook from being persecuted by politicians," said James Lott, executive vice president of the Hospital Association of Southern California, in the article. "It also gives homeless patients what they need and [what] government is not providing them--a place to go." Article

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