Do barbers/stylists give in-hospital haircuts, shaves at Mayo Clinic?

Posted by dana3881 @dana3881, Dec 26, 2022

Are there any barbers or stylists that do work in the Rochester clinic? My older brother (43) in for testing that may lead to a liver transplant, would love to get trimmed up. $ wouldn't be a problem. Thank you!

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My brother in law is in a nursing home and a barber comes in once a week but you have to make an appointment well in advance because so many want a hair cut and he is only there once a week…good luck !

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Welcome @dana3881. I added your question to the Transplants support group and the Visiting Mayo Clinic support group as well.

In hospital grooming services are available. I suggest contacting Mayo Concierge Services. They can provide names and details. Here's how to reach them:
– Phone: 507-538-8438
– Live Chat: https://www.mayoclinic.org/patient-visitor-guide
– Email: concierge@mayo.edu
– Web form: https://www.mayoclinic.org/patient-visitor-guide/minnesota/becoming-a-patient/concierge-travel-services
– In-person in Rochester MN: Lobby hours are 8:00-5:00 Monday through Friday. Offices are located in the International Center in the Mayo Mathew’s Lobby, Executive Lounge on Mayo 5, Radiation Oncology Lobby – Desk R

As a transplant recipient who stayed at Mayo Rochester, @rosemarya may have some first-hand experience with getting a haircut while at Mayo.
Dana, will you be accompanying your brother as his caregiver?

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@colleenyoung

Welcome @dana3881. I added your question to the Transplants support group and the Visiting Mayo Clinic support group as well.

In hospital grooming services are available. I suggest contacting Mayo Concierge Services. They can provide names and details. Here's how to reach them:
– Phone: 507-538-8438
– Live Chat: https://www.mayoclinic.org/patient-visitor-guide
– Email: concierge@mayo.edu
– Web form: https://www.mayoclinic.org/patient-visitor-guide/minnesota/becoming-a-patient/concierge-travel-services
– In-person in Rochester MN: Lobby hours are 8:00-5:00 Monday through Friday. Offices are located in the International Center in the Mayo Mathew’s Lobby, Executive Lounge on Mayo 5, Radiation Oncology Lobby – Desk R

As a transplant recipient who stayed at Mayo Rochester, @rosemarya may have some first-hand experience with getting a haircut while at Mayo.
Dana, will you be accompanying your brother as his caregiver?

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My parents, Kent and Barb, are up there with him everyday. I'm doing what I can to help them out from Sioux Falls SD. They tell me what he needs or what they need to find and I provide them help!

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@dana3881

My parents, Kent and Barb, are up there with him everyday. I'm doing what I can to help them out from Sioux Falls SD. They tell me what he needs or what they need to find and I provide them help!

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Hi, @dana3881, I'm a transplant recipient and want to welcome you to Mayo Connect. I spent many hours and days in the Mayo Methodist Hospital at Mayo Rochester.
I must first say that your support from a distance is wonderful! Our son did the same for us when we were there for an extended time.
Since your brother is going thru evaluation for liver transplant, he will have a pre-transplant nurse and a social worker to guide him (and caregiver/parents) thru the process. They are going to be the best resources for your brother and parents when they have questions and need information. The other valuable resource for navigating the Rochester/Mayo area will be the Concierge service, as Colleen has already shared with you. In fact, your parents can visit -in person- with a very friendly helpful agent.
Regarding your question about the in-patient barber services, I would encourage your brother to ask his hospital nurse. She/he would know the hospital policy and your brother's current health status if he is an inpatient.

Dana, The evaluation process consists of many tests, and it is very tiring.
Is your brother currently hospitalized? Will your parents be his caregivers? How can I help you to help them?

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@rosemarya

Hi, @dana3881, I'm a transplant recipient and want to welcome you to Mayo Connect. I spent many hours and days in the Mayo Methodist Hospital at Mayo Rochester.
I must first say that your support from a distance is wonderful! Our son did the same for us when we were there for an extended time.
Since your brother is going thru evaluation for liver transplant, he will have a pre-transplant nurse and a social worker to guide him (and caregiver/parents) thru the process. They are going to be the best resources for your brother and parents when they have questions and need information. The other valuable resource for navigating the Rochester/Mayo area will be the Concierge service, as Colleen has already shared with you. In fact, your parents can visit -in person- with a very friendly helpful agent.
Regarding your question about the in-patient barber services, I would encourage your brother to ask his hospital nurse. She/he would know the hospital policy and your brother's current health status if he is an inpatient.

Dana, The evaluation process consists of many tests, and it is very tiring.
Is your brother currently hospitalized? Will your parents be his caregivers? How can I help you to help them?

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You are so wonderful, thank you for your encouragement. He has been in-patient there for almost a week. But has been receiving tests for 2 weeks there. His kidneys are now having issues too. He frequently is disoriented so I will call the concierge service. I'm trying to wait to tell my parents things until I have firm solutions.

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@dana3881

You are so wonderful, thank you for your encouragement. He has been in-patient there for almost a week. But has been receiving tests for 2 weeks there. His kidneys are now having issues too. He frequently is disoriented so I will call the concierge service. I'm trying to wait to tell my parents things until I have firm solutions.

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Dana, I was there – where your brother is: in the hospital at Mayo for 2 weeks after being transferred from ICU in Kentucky. Tell him and your parents that I am holding him in my thoughts as he finishes his tests, and I hope that he is able to be listed for a transplant.
Your parents must be beyond worried and confused by all of the medical terminology. It is not easy on the patient or the family. I can honestly say that he is in the best possible place right now.
Rosemary

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@rosemarya

Dana, I was there – where your brother is: in the hospital at Mayo for 2 weeks after being transferred from ICU in Kentucky. Tell him and your parents that I am holding him in my thoughts as he finishes his tests, and I hope that he is able to be listed for a transplant.
Your parents must be beyond worried and confused by all of the medical terminology. It is not easy on the patient or the family. I can honestly say that he is in the best possible place right now.
Rosemary

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Thank you Rosemary. A day ago my brother was officially placed on the active transplant list. I don't know what all that means, except that it's important. He's been moved to a different part of Rochester. Could you please personally message me?

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Dana- For a person with liver failure, this is great news! It means that he is eligible to get a liver transplant. He is now, “on the liver transplant list”. Patience is needed now because there is not any way to determine when this could happen.
I’m sending a PM in a few minutes. If you don’t get one, let me know. Look for a red dot on the envelope at top right of page.

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@dana3881 – Dana, I don’t like to ask questions when someone or their loved one is waiting for an organ transplant. I remember how the waiting and wondering consumed all of my energy.
I want to let you know that I am thinking about you and your loved one. Let me know if I can be of any support. How can I assist you?

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