I left a voicemail for the Parent Resource Center at Primary Children's. I will let you know what she tells me.<br><br>
The only thing is I don't know if we can stay there since my daughter isn't being admited to the hospital. This is just a consult with the Neurosurgeon.
We stayed there a couple days when Lily was in the hospital. It wasn't the best experience for us as there can only be 4 people to a room and it was us and the three kiddos we had, so it just wasn't working. We never actually slept in the room when we stayed there, we ended up just using the showers, having lunch there, and bringing lunch to the other families.
We've stayed at the one in Sacramento, CA, numerous times. Once was for about 2 weeks, when my son was in the hospital, but the other times have been when my daughter has had clinic appointments at Shriner's. I have only good things to say about that RMcD House; it's always been quiet, clean, peaceful, and the staff have been really considerate. This particular House had several multi-bedroom buildings, plus several private houses for families, all on the same grounds.<br><br>
We also have stayed at a Family House in Oakland, CA, and the contrast was stark and a little unsettling. While I was greatly appreciative that we even had an affordable place to stay in Oakland, the Family House was crowded, the staff was brusque, to say the least, and the facility itself was pretty run-down and not very clean.<br><br>
Some hospitals and clinics have social workers who can help you find discounted motels (we do this when we visit our daughter's current specialists). These cost more than the RMcD Houses, but still, $55.00 for a motel that offers both breakfast and dinner for free is not bad.<br><br>
I hope the Resource Center folks can help you!<br><br>
Joni and kids, incl. Gabriel, almost 9, Down syn. and autism, and Michaela, 11, spinner in purple wheels