Editha House is a place where patients and caregivers find comfort and emotional support in one another. We understand the challenges you are facing and are here to welcome you with open arms.
"I am proud to be able to refer our patients to such a wonderful facility."|
~ Mary Stringer
Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center
What is Editha House?
Editha House provides comfortable and supportive housing to adult cancer patients and their adult caregivers. Our building is 10,750 square feet with 16 guest rooms. Each guest room is equipped with a private bathroom and kitchen. There is a Director's Room, laundry room, community kitchen, and a large community room; in addition, the facilities offer free Wi-Fi access and access to outdoor patios.
Who can stay at Editha House?
Adult cancer patients traveling 40 miles or more from their residence to their treatment facility are welcome. An adult caregiver is required to stay with each guest during their active treatment.
Is Editha House a medical facility?
We are not a medical facility. No medical staff is on duty. No medications will be administered by staff or volunteers. We are strictly a hospitality house.
How can I stay at Editha House?
To stay, you must have a referral from a medical professional. Rooms are occupied on a first-come, first-served basis.
What does it cost?
A nightly donation is requested. These donations help defray a portion of the actual cost. However, no one is turned away if they are unable to make a donation.
What do I need to bring with me for use during my stay?
Guests should bring food, medications, personal hygiene items, and any additional items the guest and caregiver may desire during their stay.
What kitchen facilities and laundry facilities are available?
Each guest room is equipped with a stove top, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher. We have a community kitchen with ovens and dining area. A stackable washer/dryer unit is in the Director's Room and available from 9am - 9pm.
Is any transportation service provided?
No transportation service is provided at this time.
Is a television provided in my room?
Televisions with basic cable are in all guest rooms. You are not charged for use of the television.
Is it possible to bring my pets with me?
For the health and safety of all guests, we do not allow pets on Editha House property. However, a local cage free boarding facility, Villa La Paws, offers low cost boarding to pets that meet their criteria. Please consult Editha House staff for more information.
Am I allowed to have visitors during my stay?
Due to our guests' compromised immune systems, visitors are not allowed.
Are there grocery stores, restaurants, or shopping near Editha House?
Yes, for more information a Guest Information Binder is located in each room with a list of nearby grocery stores, drug stores, restaurants, shopping, transportation, points of interest, etc.
Is there parking at Editha House?
We provide limited cover parking behind Editha House, free of charge. Additional street parking is available, if needed.
What is provided in my room?
Rooms are equipped with a queen size bed and sofa bed, a private bathroom, closet, bed linens, a blanket, towels, and a safe. Additionally, kitchens come with dishes, glasses, silverware, coffee pots, pots and pans.