A8: Medical Respite: Addressing a Critical Need
December 4, 20172:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Peter Harvey; Sharon Mackall; Stuart Fisk; David Gloss; Dianna Benaknin
Medical Respite provides medical care for people experiencing homelessness who are too ill or frail to recover from illness or injury on the streets but are not ill enough to be in a hospital. In Pittsburgh and York County, homeless providers, hospital staff and street outreach workers have come together to address this critical need in their communities and recently opened local respite facilities. They will share what they have learned.
Moderator: Peter Harvey, Community Resources Specialist, Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Speaker(s): Sharon Mackall, Director, Care Management, UPMC Mercy; Stuart Fisk, Director, Center for Inclusion Health, & Principal Investigator, Ryan White Grant/ Positive Health Clinic, Allegheny Health Network; David Gloss, Clinical Care Manager, Operation Safety Net, Pittsburgh Mercy Family Health Center; Dianna Benaknin, Case Management Consultant, WellSpan Health.