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Duke Homecare & Hospice
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Duke HomeCare & Hospice (DHCH) is a commmunity focused home care agency drawing on over 25 years of experience in providing quality home care
AddressBlanch, NC 27212-
Phone(919) 644-0764
Duke University Health System » Duke HomeCare & Hospice

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Duke Home Infusion
We provide compassionate, quality home infusion care using a multidisciplinary approach, and the most effective and efficient utilization of resources to achieve the best patient outcomes. Home Infusion Therapy provides IV therapy and nutrition, such as chemotherapy, pain management and antibiotic therapy in the patient's home.

Duke Home Health
We provide certified home health services for adult and pediatric patients needing nursing, rehabilitation (physical, occupational and/or speech language pathology therapies) and home health aides. When medically necessary, our services help patients adapt and recover from illness or injury in the comfort of their home.

We care for patients who are seeking palliative end of life care. We provide care designed to manage symptoms and provide emotional and spiritual support. Care can be provided in the home, at an assisted living facility or in nursing homes. We also provide care in our inpatient care facilities, Duke Hospice at the Meadowlands in Hillsborough and Hock Family Pavilion in Durham.

Duke Bereavement Services
Bereavement care is provided to primary caregivers/family members of Hospice patients for up to 13 months following the death of a loved one. We also offer bereavement services to anyone in our community who has suffered a loss due to death or who requires critical incident debriefing.

Duke HomeCare & Hospice will provide innovative, thoughtful care, using an interdisciplinary team approach, to achieve the best possible outcomes for the patients, families and communities we serve.

Duke HomeCare & Hospice does not deny benefits to any person on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation or preference, gender, religion, national origin, ability to pay or conditions of reimbursement, or on the basis of diagnosis, handicap or age.

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life,
that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Volunteers are people with big hearts, willing to give of themselves
Volunteers are people of all ages and backgrounds who desire to help others
Volunteers share their time and bring their own individual interests, skills, talents and experience to our program

What opportunities are available for volunteering?
There are a variety of ways for volunteers to assist our patients and their families including but not limited to:

There are many opportunties to volunteer for hospice that are appropriate for community groups and faith communities.
Care Shawl Project
Instructors and instructions are available to get you started or just to hang out with you and keep you in stitches. If you are new to this project, you need either knitting needles (size 11 or 13 [beginners will prefer an 11]; can be circular or straight) or size M', N' or P' crochet hook and approx. 555 yards of washable worsted or chunky cotton/poly blend yarn for knitting; a half skein more for crochet. Any age welcome.

Looking to get out and meet new people while making a difference? Join the Paper Slam! This project is completed at the main office in Durham and involves putting together admission packets for all of the clinical programs.
If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities please call Carolyn Colsher at 919-479-0385 or email her at .

Become a volunteer: Make a difference

To become a volunteer with any of our programs call or email our Volunteer Services staff to discuss which volunteer opportunities would be the best match for you. Contact Carolyn Colsher (919) 479-0385, or email her at for more information.

All volunteers begin with an interview (either on the phone or in person) with a member of our volunteer services staff. Volunteers are asked to complete our volunteer application and make a one-year commitment to our program. Training and orientation specific to each volunteer opportunity are provided at various times throughout the year. Continuing education opportunities are offered to all volunteers as well as regular supervision. Our extensive training and support program helps each volunteer share their talents and give support and compassion to those who need it most. We look forward to having you as part of our interdisciplinary team.

Training Dates

Patient / Family Support Volunteer Training: Patient Care Volunteer trainings will be offered:

The next Patient/Family Support Training will be held on Thursday afternoons for six weeks beginning September 16. This trainings will be heldat ourmain office location, 4321 Medical Park Dr., Ste 101, Durham, NC 27704. Please contact Carolyn Colsher at 919-479-0385, for more information.

Call for information on other training opportunities in our nine county service area (including Durham, Orange, Wake, Granville, Chatham, Alamance, Person, Vance and Franklin).

Branches and additional offices:
(919) 620-3853 Durham, NC 27701
(919) 620-3853 4321 Medical Park Dr Ste 101 Durham, NC 27704-2199
(919) 644-6869 Hillsborough, NC 27278
(919) 644-0764 1001 Corporate Dr Hillsborough, NC 27278-8549

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