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 do charge $10/night for the extra person.  When changing caregiver we ask that you notify our front desk.

Are meals provided or do guests make their own?

Transplant guests or their caregiver are expected to provide and make their own meals. Fully-equipped kitchens are available to guests 24 hours a day. 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.”

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 as long as the transplant patient is undergoing treatment here in Rochester.

Do you have handicap accessible rooms?

Yes. In additions both our multi-room houses have an elevator as well.

What do I need to bring for my stay?

  • Breakfast foods / juices
  • Frozen foods & non-perishable foods
  • Toilet paper • Bathroom deodorizers
  • Laundry products
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Liquid hand soap for bath
  • Aluminum / plastic wrap
  • Plastic bags for food storage

If you have any additional questions, please Contact Us.