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Finding a Caregiver

Finding a Caregiver for Transplant Patients

Because of the intense recovery period after a transplant surgery, the Queen’s Transplant Center requires that each patient have a caregiver for post-transplant care.

That means someone, usually a family member or friend, will be available to the patient 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for a period of one (1) month after transplant in order to provide care, support and transportation to and from appointments. This person will need to learn about taking care of the patient’s new organ, what foods are allowed and which are not, what medications to take and when to call for help.

Patients who do not have a family member or friend able to be a caregiver will have to hire help. 

Generally, insurance does not cover caregivers. However, the team at Queen’s Transplant Center is able to find resources for patients in need. Please contact a transplant social worker if you are unable to find someone to help and need to hire someone.