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Am I allowed to have more than one caregiver staying with me at a time?
Yes. We prefer that it is only for short stays, like when changing caregivers. We charge $10/night for the extra person. We ask that you notify the front desk when there is a change of caregivers.
Are meals provided or do guests make their own?
Our guests are expected to provide their own food and make their own meals. This is another important role for the caregivers. Fully-equipped kitchens are available to guests 24 hours a day. You will have cupboard, refrigerator and freezer space designated to your room. You may either bring your groceries or do your shopping once at Gift of Life Transplant House. Our staff or volunteers can recommend grocery stores or places for other shopping. One of the Rochester Walmart SuperStores offers a shuttle, facilitating transportation to “one stop shopping.”
In addition, we have volunteer groups come in to prepare meals a few times a month.
If a guest’s stay requires being away from Rochester is their room held for them?
Rooms are held up to 2 days when a guest is away on a “physician approval pass.” If a guest becomes hospitalized, the caregiver is allowed to remain at Gift of Life Transplant House as long as the transplant patient is undergoing treatment here in Rochester.
Do you have handicap accessible rooms?
Yes. Our multi-room houses also have an elevator.
What do I need to bring for my stay?
- Food items for your meals
- Toilet paper
- Bathroom deodorizers
- Laundry products
- Toilet bowl cleaner
- Liquid hand soap for bath
- Kitchen items such as aluminum foil or plastic wrap
- Plastic bags for food storage
Coffee is provided, however juices and milk are not.
*Candles or alcohol are not allowed at Gift of Life Transplant House