"My dad was suffering from heart failure and had been put on the transplant list in January 2017. In June, he took a turn for the worse and was placed in the hospital. Thank God for UC Health’s state-of-the-art facility, amazing doctors and nurses as he was rushed to emergency surgery for implantation of a LVAD device. After a a long month in the hospital, dad was approaching his discharge date. That’s when reality hit us, as a family. Where the heck are we going to stay/live while he recuperates? Motel rates were crazy-expensive and dining at restaurants and/or the hospital cafeteria for months-on-end, just wasn’t feasible. Thanks to our liaison at UC Health, we were made aware of the Transplant Living Center facility. Wow! One word: Godsend. For starters, the Executive Director, Kenney was a gem! She was so pleasant and unbelievably helpful. I cannot say enough for how important that was at a time like that. I was living in California at the time and was the one who made the initial phone call. After just a few minutes on the phone w/Kenney, I was certain this was the place I needed to arrange for mom and dad to stay while dad recuperated. I put mom in touch with Kenney and they hit it off immediately. It just so happened that a unit was opening up the very day of dad’s hospital discharge. "
"I should mention that mom and dad are used to living in the country. Being from Wyoming, the thought of city-living, traffic, etc. was quite overwhelming for them. The fact that TLC is not smack-dab in the middle of the city made it even more attractive. It’s conveniently located eight miles straight East of the hospital, so it's practically impossible to get lost (even for non-city folk). :) Traffic wasn’t bad either, considering it’s Denver!"
"Mom and dad stayed in the Transplant Living Center for two months and I joined them at the end of August. I cannot say enough good things about this facility. Everything they needed was in the unit when mom and dad arrived, including a full kitchen. All she had to do was purchase groceries and they were set. What seems like a little thing is actually a big thing. I say that because, until you’ve been in a life or death situation such as this, you’ll never understand how important it is to have your living arrangements made easy while your loved one recuperates."
"In September, dad received the call we were all waiting for. They found a match and he was getting a new heart! Thank God! We were able to stay at the TLC while dad was in the hospital and he was discharged the following week."
"Things are difficult enough dealing with your family member fighting for his/her life. The last thing you need is the stress and anxiety of trying to deal with trivial things such as your living arrangements. The TLC made everything so easy! Though it may not have been home, it was as close to it as my parents could’ve gotten. Dad is back to his home in Wyoming now and doing great! I cannot say enough how grateful we are to have discovered this facility. Myself and my family are forever grateful."