Opening of the Respite Care Center at Watered Gardens Outreach
531 Kentucky Ave. Joplin
Watered Gardens announces the opening of the Respite Care Center
Join us on Wednesday, February 5th at 1:00pm for the opening of the Respite Care Center located within the Watered Gardens Outreach Center at 531 Kentucky in Joplin, MO.
Celebrate with us as we introduce this center offering recuperative care for the homeless discharging from the hospital. Often already health-compromised, the homeless are more likely than the average person to experience hospitalization and yet lack a safe place to finish recovery after discharge from the hospital.
Rather than the streets, a bed in Watered Gardens’ respite care program will provide more than just a place of rest, but the prospect of a fresh start toward a healthier life.
Respite care programs for the homeless:
Ø Reduce the average hospital length of stay by 4.9 days
Ø Reduce the risk of readmission by 50% within the first 90 days of discharge
Ø Reduce the rate of emergency room use by 64% in the first year
Ø Reduce unreimbursed services by more than $4,600 per respite admission
We look forward to seeing you for this time of celebration!