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Some people have a home to go to, they have someone by their side, but try to imagine not having anything and after being released from the hospital, get on the streets and try to find a cover over your head. Not everyone is well enough after being discharged, some require recuperative care and it is so important to benefit from it. The good news is that there are centers that help unfortunate people and make sure they are not suffering anymore and receive the necessary assistance and care. Support is provided by nurses and social workers, so they can count on specialists in the field and assistance throughout the process.
More people should learn about recuperative care and what it implies. It is a program, usually non-profit and low cost that helps homeless people recover in a safe space, without worrying about being left alone on the streets after getting out of the hospital. The least fortunate do not receive proper medical care and their needs are often ignored, especially because they do not have insurance and they are not even kept in hospital for the necessary period of time, to receive the right treatment and even surgery. Not to mention that some get blocked and are not admitted again. Just imagine the suffering they go through and how their condition will never improve in such a manner.
People living on the streets face many challenges, especially regarding their health. Some of them live with chronic illnesses and have substance addiction as well. Not everyone can understand their situation, but someone has to look after them and make everything possible to end homelessness at a certain point. Recup care tries to help them in a certain manner, by providing them primary care for certain illnesses, transport, housing and food, after being discharged from the hospital. There are cases when things have been taken even further, meaning when centers offer therapeutic intervention to prevent hospitalization from the beginning. There are several foundations that want to help them and come up with various solutions, especially medical services and care.
Recup care help reduce readmission to hospitals and this means that hospitals will spend less money and resources taking care of patients and resolving minor issues. Also, thanks to these facilities, the homeless will break the circle of going from hospitals and back to the streets, in search and need for shelter and food. If someone specialized is able to offer them a plan to manage their physical and mental conditions better, they are even able to get a job and find a residence, leading a normal life and not living on the streets anymore. Facilities and centers try as much as possible to assist communities and simplify transitions, so that everyone has a fair chance at proper living conditions.
The key is finding a center within your location and see what the process consists of and how you can contribute to helping those in need. You can refer a patient and in the shortest time possible, find out exactly if they can be helped and cared for. In some cases, they require transportation and it is possible to provide it to them. Of course, no everyone benefiting from recuperative assistance will have permanent housing, but the potential is there and some people can take advantage of it and change their lives. Communities should collaborate and work together to simplify housing systems and what it takes for homeless residents to recover better and faster and then try to look after their health and condition. With the right support this is possible, but people have to work together to obtain results and actually see the difference. At least there are centers willing to help.