American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge—
The Hope Lodge of North Phoenix is available to anyone over the age of 18 receiving outpatient cancer treatments and living more than 40 miles away from their treatment facility. Preference is given to patients having multiple days of treatment per week. A minimum of three nights is required to stay at Hope Lodge. While staying with us, patients must be able to care for themselves, have one adult caregiver with them during their entire stay, and arrange their own transportation.
Caregivers at Hope Lodge
The role of caregiver requires many levels of care, and it is imperative that each person assigned to be a caregiver meets the following requirements while staying at Hope Lodge:
Physical: Caregiver must actually be present.
Doorman/bellhop: Take belongings to and from room and car.
Housekeeper: Clean up after patient. Keep room clean during stay.
Cook: Provide sufficient proper meals for patient and self.
Nurse: Follow detailed hospital instructions for caring for patient.
Secretary: Fill out and handle paperwork
Emotional: Maturity in special situations
First Responder: Locate contact numbers (doctor, nurse, Lodge staff) if an emergency situation arises.
All guests must be able to accept differences in people staying at Hope Lodge who come from all over the world, from all walks of life, and with different backgrounds.
Admission process details
To stay at the Hope Lodge, you must be referred by your physician or health care professional. The Hope Lodge staff will coordinate with your health care professional to put your name on our waiting list. It is advisable to initiate the referral process well in advance of the first date of treatment, as patients are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
To learn more about reserving your stay, please call our Patient Navigator at 1-480-301-5990.
What to bring and relevant information from the FAQ
The Hope Lodge will provide the essentials: towels, blankets, sheets, pillows, laundry detergent, etc. Please bring:
- Your food selections (you will have your own kitchen space)
- Personal products (shampoo, razors, etc.)
- Community center for guest visitations and monthly community activities
- Free programs and services offered by the American Cancer Society to help provide you with cancer-related information, day-to-day help and emotional support.
News & Events/Reunions
The Annual Hope Lodge of North Phoenix Alumni Reunion
Each year, the Hope Lodge of North Phoenix will celebrate cancer survivors and caregivers who have previously stayed at the facility. This is the time to reconnect with your Hope Lodge family and friends.
There are no reunions scheduled at this time. Please continue to check this Web site for updates.
Residency at a Hope Lodge facility is a courtesy extended at the sole discretion of American Cancer Society. All individuals who meet the Hope Lodge eligibility requirements will be welcomed regardless of race, creed, citizenship, physical disability, gender, color, ethnic heritage, veteran status, economic status, or sexual orientation. For admissions information, please select a Hope Lodge location.