The Homeless Recuperative Care Program offers homeless individuals a safe place to rest while completing their medical recovery after being released from hospitals throughout San Joaquin County. Gospel Center Rescue Mission (GCRM’s) Recuperative Care is the only non-profit program of its kind in San Joaquin County and a facility that provides 24-hour shelter beds for people who are too well to be in the hospital, but too sick to recuperate on the streets. The level of care provided is equivalent to what would be reasonably expected from a family member to a typical patient coming home after hospitalization.
Homelessness exacerbates health problems, complicates treatment, and disrupts the continuum of care. Challenges such as obtaining food, clothing and shelter, or achieving or maintaining sobriety can compromise adherence to medications, physician instructions, and follow-up appointments, thus increasing the probability of future hospitalizations.