Offering a place to rest and regroup at the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital
A moment to rest. A moment to think. A moment to just relax. A place to get away from the noise and stress of the hospital, a place to rest, a feeling of home. These things seem impossible to a parent whose child is ill.
Our Family Lounge is a welcoming, home-like space for families, just steps away from their children in the hospital. Markedly different than its clinical surroundings, the our Family Lounge provides families a break from the stress of the hospital environment where they can relax and have a snack.
This valuable service enables families to experience some restorative time for themselves without having to step too far away from their child’s bedside or leave the hospital. Our Family Lounge provides family members and other caregivers a place to rest and refresh and prepare for the emotional and mental demands of having a child in the hospital. Located on the Hospitals fifth floor, our Family Lounge will serve as an extension of our Buffalo House by keeping families close within the walls of the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital. A Family Laundry Room is located across the hall from our Family Lounge.
Our Family Lounge will serve families traveling from both near and far. Families staying at the Buffalo Ronald McDonald House in the evening are able to take a break in our Family Lounge during the day and all families from the local community are welcome and can utilize our Family Lounge as much as needed. Siblings are welcome to use the room if accompanied by an adult.
Keeping Families Close
Research shows that staying close by allows parents to better communicate with their child’s medical team and improves adherence to complicated treatment plans.
Services for Families
The Family Lounge offers a range of complimentary amenities in a warm, home-like environment away from the beeps of the hospital setting. Snacks, coffee, and tea are available to families. Families will find:
- A quiet room
- Complimentary coffee, tea and snacks
- Kitchenette with a microwave
- Free Kaleida WiFi
- Secure cell phone charging station
- Laundry facilities – located across the hall