How Do I Secure Accomodations?
Your patient must already be admitted for treatment to obtain a referral. You are welcome to visit Grandpa's Hospitality House if you are checking out a hospital prior to admission, but the referral process will only be done once the patient is in treatment at the hospital. NOTE: Since GrandpasHouse is not yet open, there is not yet a referral form. It will be available once the house has opened.
Once you have the completed referral form, you must tour the House in person to make sure you are comfortable with its layout and rules. The person on duty will then either offer you a room or, if the House is full, will work with you to try to find other accommodations in the local community.
How Long Can I Stay?
Because our mission is to provide respite, stays are kept to two weeks when all of our rooms are occupied. We think this will give you time to settle in, rest up, support the patient's healing and figure out other options. If at the end of your two-week stay, there are no anticipated visits by other guests, we may be able to extend your stay one addition week. If you need more than three weeks, we will discuss other low-cost options available in the community.
How Much Does it Cost?
Overnight guests will pay $42.00 per night, per room to help cover the operating expenses of Grandpa's Hospitality House.
What Times are Check-Out and Check-Out?
We will have a live in staff person as well as volunteers on duty for tours, check-ins and check-outs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sunday by appointment.
How Will I know When a Room Becomes Available?
The Person on Duty will call you at the number you provide when you place your name on the list of anticipated visits. He/She will leave a message giving you until 11:00 a.m. the next day to contact him/her and confirm that you are coming or turn down the offer. If they do not hear from you by that deadline, the room will be offered to the next person on the list.
Can I stay longer than two weeks if needed?
Guests are limited to a maximum of three (3) weeks. We have found that in most cases, the need will be less.
Can I Bring My Own Food?
You may bring your own food. We will provide each room with their own cupboard space as well as space in the refrigerator. We just ask that no food be eaten in the bedrooms.
Does The House Have Wi-Fi?
We are planning to have wifi available to our guests. You are welcome to plug in your laptop at the House. We will also have a computer in the family room from which guests can check their email. Parental controls will be installed. Please note that using the computer for pornography or other inappropriate activities will be grounds for dismissal from Grandpa's Hospitality House and refusal of re-admission.
How Many People Can Stay in One Rooom?
Accommodations vary from room to room. Our rooms will accommodate from 1 -5 people, with a roll away available if needed.