Frequently Asked Questions
- What is hospital hospitality housing?
Hospital hospitality houses (HHH) provide free or significantly reduced cost lodging to patients and their families while receiving medical care away from their home communities. Unlike a hotel, HHHs provide opportunities for those going through similar stressful situations to come together as a community where they can support one another. HHHs have shared kitchens, common living areas and private bedrooms just like a home, creating a warm and comfortable place far from home. HHHs help alleviate the financial burden often associated with medical crises and have shown to reduce stress on both the patient and family members.
- Why do transplant patients and their families need hospitality housing?
Only 4% of the medical centers in the US have transplant units, so most patients must travel far from home for their transplant medical care. To be evaluated for a transplant, typically requires 5 days of testing. Some patients may need to wait near the medical center for their organ to become available, which may take months. When transplanted, the patient can be hospitalized for 1-2 weeks, and family wants to stay nearby. After a transplant, patients may need to stay near the hospital for 1-2 weeks for care. And future annual check ups usually require a day or two of tests and appointments.
- Where is Transplant House of Cleveland located?
Transplant House of Cleveland consists of 8 apartments at 2007 E. 115th Street and Mayfield Rd., near Euclid Ave, in Cleveland. Adjacent to the UH campus, next to Hope Lodge, and a shuttle bus away from Cleveland Clinic.
- Who will qualify to stay at Transplant House?
Patients of any type of organ transplant - kidney, liver, lung, heart, pancreas, intestine, bone marrow and composite tissue. Patients must be accompanied by a caregiver (family or friend) to assist them.
If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.