Patients and their visitors often ask for help in finding accommodations so loved ones can stay close to patients. For a list of local hotels, click HERE to download the Kaweah Delta app.
People whose loved ones are hospitalized and
have no place to stay may qualify for lodging to keep them nearby thanks to a
community partnership forged by Visalia Rotary Clubs and Kaweah Delta Health
Care District. The availability for lodging is needs based and
is determined by social workers at the hospital.
In September 2016, Kaweah Delta Health Care District
took over a lease to operate and manage the Rotary Respite House, a joint
effort of all Visalia Rotary Clubs. The availability for lodging is needs based
and will be determined by members of Kaweah Delta’s Patient and Family
The Respite House, known as “Al’s Place” in
honor of Rotarian Al Fisher and “Sharon’s Place” in honor of Sharon Shannon, is
two units, one with three bedrooms and two baths and one with two bedrooms and
two baths, plus laundry rooms. The house, located in close proximity to Kaweah
Delta Medical Center is fully furnished.