We know it's nice to have a "home away from home." If you or a loved one is in the hospital, receiving treatment or undergoing rehabilitation, we have an affordable, comfortable place for you to stay and unwind. Night or day, the Caring Club House is open and is conveniently located on the Prairie Lakes Healthcare System campus.
Where Did the House Come From?
Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation worked together with Lake Area Technical Institute's Building Trades class to build the Caring Club House. Construction of the home began in the fall of 2002 and was completed in May of 2003 - the first guests were welcomed October 7, 2003. As a way to thank our campaign contributors, a list in honor of their gracious gifts is permanently and prominently displayed in the Caring Club House.
How Much Does it Cost?
The Caring Club House operates much like a residential home with ongoing expenses such as utility bills, maintenance expenses and provisions that will help make our guests as comfortable as possible during their stay. Guests are asked for a donation of $10 per person and $3 for each additional guest per family per night. Your generous donation will help pay these utilities and help furnish the house with needed items. With your help, our guests will enjoy a convenient, comfortable and affordable place to stay during their medical situation. The donation is waived for those who are unable to afford it.
What Can I Expect When I Arrive?
It is our goal for this handicap-accessible house to look, feel and function like a home while providing our guests warmth and comfort during what may be a very difficult time.
The Caring Club House offers the following:
- Private guest rooms
- Laundry facilities
- Kitchen and dining area
- Lounge and recreation area
To make a reservation to stay the night at the Caring Club House, please call 605-882-6888.