This team’s project focuses on the sickest homeless patients in the Buffalo, NY region. The team will open the first medical respite unit within their community’s largest emergency and transitional shelter. Medical respite is a care location for people without homes whose illness is too complex for street-based recovery.
The program goals are to 1) create a network of community and health systems cross-sector care providers to establish continuity of care for medically complex chronically homeless patients and 2) reduce the health care recidivism of Buffalo’s sickest homeless patients.
- Amanda Anderson, MSN, MPA, RN
- Deborah Heigl, BS, RN
- Donna Gatti, RN
- James Swift, BSW, MSW, LMSW
- Sharon Hewner, PhD, RN, FAAN
LocationBuffalo, New YorkFocus Areas Resources