On the streets, ‘it is virtually impossible’ for patients to manage wounds and medications. Recuperative centers are on the rise, thanks to healthcare reform and new procedures spurred by a dumping scandal.
Opened 10 months ago by the nonprofit Illumination Foundation, the Recuperative Care Center has 20 motel beds where homeless patients with acute illnesses or injuries recover after being released from local hospitals. Nurses help homeless patients change bandages, take medication and recover from surgeries.
(READ the story in the LA Times)