Giving families what they need most… each other.
We believe when a child is sick, the entire family needs comfort and support and should be fully involved with health care providers about the care and services their child receives.
Research shows that patients whose families stayed at the Ronald McDonald House are the sickest, traveled the farthest distances, and spent the longest time in the hospital.
- Family proximity to the hospital provides important psychological benefits
- Parent’s get better sleep at a Ronald McDonald House
- Families who stay in a Ronald McDonald House report more positive hospital experiences and a greater ability to participate in their child’s care
Families are stronger when they are together. By staying at a Ronald McDonald House, parents can be more rested, which enables them to better communicate with their child’s medical team and keep up with complicated treatment plans when needed. They can also focus on the health of their child, rather than grocery shopping, cleaning, or cooking meals.