Once a child is admitted into the hospital or has a procedure scheduled, the family is assigned a social worker to assist with any needs they might have. This social worker assesses each family’s personal situation, and if necessary, makes the referral to the Ronald McDonald House. The child receiving medical care must be 21 years old or under. All overnight guests 18 years of age and older must complete and pass a background check. Upon passing the background check, the family will be placed on the Wait List for the desired check-in date. The cost of background checks for up to 4 adults will be paid by RMHFW. Any additional background checks will be $10.00 each at the family’s expense.
Families who are using our Bone Marrow Transplant Suites usually stay at least 90 days. In 2015, Families with non-transplant children stay an average of 14 days. Occasionally a family will stay for one night, but this is the exception.
The Ronald McDonald House is available to parents of children suffering from any critical illness that necessitates hospitalization. We often serve families whose children have cancer, but many of our families have premature babies who remain hospitalized for several months. However, in the future, we expect to see a greater number of children who have undergone various organ transplants and surgeries.
Ronald McDonald House Charities completed an impact study in 2015 and findings revealed that staying at an RMH significantly affects the child’s psychological well-being and recovery. Families report a higher level of involvement in their child’s care and an enhanced quality of life for their child. Families enjoy a better sleep quality than those staying bedside, and the RMH helps families with coping and resiliency during pediatric hospitalization.
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