Admission Criteria

Welcome Home!

Are you a solid organ transplant patient in the Texas Medical Center, or the family member/caregiver of one? Do you need assistance with lodging during this anxious time?

Nora’s Home is here for you.

Our doors are open to all solid organ transplant patients in Houston, and our mission is animated by a spirit of community and inclusivity. We serve all heart, lung, kidney, liver, and pancreas organ transplants who need us without regard to age, race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, economic status, or political affiliation.

We do ask that our guests be able to take care of themselves during their visit. Alternatively, they may be accompanied by a designated caregiver who can stay with them as a registered guest companion.

There is no age minimum for patients staying at Nora’s Home, but we are obliged to request that registered guests/caregivers be at least 10 years of age.

We strive to accommodate all lodging requests. In the case that the dates you require are not available, we will place your name on our wait list and offer information about other lodging options in the area. We understand you are going through challenging health concerns and we want to help however we can.

Resident Referral Form

Please note the following changes to our admissions criteria tailored to this COVID era, update Sept. 16, 2021:


Transplant patients should follow their respective transplant center policy on vaccination.

If able to be vaccinated:

If unable to be vaccinated:


All Guests:

*”Fully vaccinated” is defined as 14 days after the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or the second and final dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines. If within two weeks of full vaccination, guest must provide a documented negative PCR test.

**All provided PCR test results must occur within 72 hours prior to check-in.

More information on our COVID response can be found here.

For a PDF version of these updated protocols, click here: Sept 16, 2021 Home Update.