CAREGIVING

If you are traveling alone and need assistance following your surgery, we also offer caretaking assistance. As both house hosts work, availability varies and it is best to reach out sooner rather than later.

Anyone staying with us for “stage 1” *MUST* have a caretaker for their first 2 weeks out of the hospital. This can be a partner, family member, or a friend, but you can’t be alone. If you don’t have anyone that can care for you, Quest House can provide support or we can refer you to one of the folks we collaborate with.

This protocol is to ensure that people are safe in our house and that we as a program are protecting the space and reducing our liability. If paying for caretaking is a barrier to surgery and lodging, please get in touch and we might be able to offer some creative solutions. We hope to be able to offer scholarships in the future to assist with both lodging and caretaking costs. Until that time we are using this model to remain sustainable.

Hans Caregiving Experience:

Trans Caregiving Experience  
-My own recovery after several gender-confirming surgeries
-Direct care after phalloplasty
​-Direct care after facial feminization surgery

​-Direct care after metoidioplasty revision
-Direct care after top surgery

Additional Caregiving Experience
-Adults living with dementia
-Reiki and crystal healer practitioner
-Yoga and meditation instructor


Stage 1 Caretaking Costs:

$100/day for caregiving cost

Examples of Services Offered:

  • Day of Surgery Assistance (transport to hospital, company/support in pre-op/post-op)
  • Supplemental Support (while your caretaker has time for their self-care)
  • Transport & Assistance with Post-Op Appointments
  • Grocery Shopping & Medical Supply Runs
  • Linen Changes & Personal Laundry
  • Assistance with bandage changes
  • Hospital Discharge Transport
  • Assistance With Showering
  • Prescription Filling
  • Airport Drop-off
  • Meals Prep
  • Misc.

Day-Surgery Discharge Transport:   $100 (+ bridge tolls)

This service is appropriate for those not lodging at Quest House that are in town for a day-surgery and need transportation and support following general anesthesia.

Included in this service: Transportation upon discharge from surgery center/hospital, general assistance, script filling, settling you back in at your place of lodging



ADDITIONAL COSTS:

* Bridge Tolls

* All electronic payments are subject to an additional 5% processing fee **

* International transactions are subject to an additional 5% processing fee ***

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

CASH // CHECK // PAYPAL // VENMO