Lodging/housing option at Mayo for patients in radiation
We are looking for lodging/housing for my brother & family while he undergoes 6 weeks of chemo/radiation at Mayo. We were told by his doctor that free lodging is available for patients receiving radiation, but we aren't having any success in finding any. Any advice is appreciated.
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@merrijohnson, Good morning. Regarding your visit to Mayo Clinic. Would that be in Rochester? If so then please take a look at Hope Lodge sponsored by The American Cancer Society. Your oncologist can recommend you and the nurse practitioner or someone else on your team will follow up for you.
It is a positive, nurturing environment. There is also a meditation on Wednesday evenings particularly for caregivers. It is in the Cancer Center on the main floor of Gonda. Let us know what else you may need. And May you have a day of comfort and ease. Chris
Thank you Chris.
Here is link to lodging at Mayo Rochester. You can access the Hope Lodge under Charitable Lodging heading. There is a shuttle that runs to and from the lodge on all weekdays. We used to pass it when we stayed at the Gift of Life transplant House. It is a beautiful facility.
Also, I highly recommend contacting @lmindela at Mayo Clinic Concierge Services – it is a free service that you can use prior and during your visit to help you find services, such as accommodations, transportation and things to do. You can contact them by email, phone, chat or in person during business hours:
* Phone: 507-538-8438
* Live Chat: https://www.mayoclinic.org/patient-visitor-guide
* Email: email@example.com
* Web form: https://www.mayoclinic.org/patient-visitor-guide/minnesota/becoming-a-patient/concierge-travel-services
Please, let me know if you want more information.
Hello @merrijohnson, I hope you had a good weekend. Sorry I could not reply right away, I was off on Friday. As others have already stated, The Hope Lodge provides accommodation to patients who are undergoing radiation treatment. All you need is to obtain a referral from your Doctor, Oncology nurse or social worker to bring to Hope lodge. If Hope Lodger has no immediate accommodation then they will provide you a list of hotels that offers special discounts to those waiting to get into Hope Lodge. http://www.cancer.org/hopelodgerochestermn; if you have any questions about The Hope Lodge call 507-529-4673.
You can also find other donation based lodging facilities such as Hands of Compassion only four blocks away from Mayo Clinic. http://www.rochesterchurchofchrist.org/#!hands-of-compassion/c1o0m, or call 507-289-6025.
You can also find other extended stay options that a well priced with weekly and monthly rates; Serenity House Network offers various furnished apartment sizes that maybe suitable for your family. For information availability contact them at 507-273-0470.
Best of luck to you and you family. If you wish to speak with anyone about lodging please contact us at 507-538-8438.
We are coming from Oklahoma for prostate cancer and have a poodle and small maltese..and housing for my wife and i that we could affordable?Be here probably 3 months
Hello @1hockeyjeff, Welcome to Connect. I'm not sure about the pets but I think @artscaping may have more information on the Sandra J. Schulze American Cancer Society Hope Lodge—
Rochester, MN – https://www.cancer.org/support-programs-and-services/patient-lodging/hope-lodge/rochester-mn/about-our-facility.html
You might want to give them a call. How soon is your treatment?
Hi @1hockeyjeff I see you’re coming to Rochester for several months while undergoing treatment at Mayo.
Earlier this summer another member, @lag630 and her husband, had a similar situaion where they needed longterm lodging and wanted to bring their furry family members along with them. They had found a small home to rent near campus that allowed pets. I’m hoping she’ll be able to chime in and give you a suggestion or two.
Have you tried the Conceirge desk at Mayo? They are very helpful in finding accommodations. Here’s their information;
Live Chat: https://www.mayoclinic.org/patient-visitor-guide
Thank you..we are pulling our hair out..have intraductal carcinoma..am a 1% category of prostate cancer..does not respond to usual treatments..hope she sees this and contacts me. .. 67 and 65 wife isxa retired nurse..we need best care..but both retired..so hope to find reasonable housing
I need a place to stay 2 months during radiation treatment