For Patients: Caring House Has Re-Opened
Due to COVID-19 precautions, Caring House — a home-away-from-home for Duke Cancer patients — had to temporarily close in March to protect the health of its guests.
On Monday, June 1, it re-opened.
The Caring House team worked diligently, under the guidance of Duke Health, to come up with a strategy to re-open a portion of the house in a safe and caring manner, beginning June 1st.
Below, is the re-opening plan and the steps Caring House is taking to ensure the safety and well-being of the entire house.
Caring House Policies As of June 1
At Caring House, we have always taken great pride in maintaining a healthy and safe environment for Duke Cancer Institute patients and their caregivers. Therefore, we are taking the following steps to increase this effort and reduce the risk of COVID-19 in our guests, volunteers and staff.
- We are monitoring temperatures and screening staff, volunteers and guests for symptoms of COVID-19 every time they enter the house
- We are disinfecting frequently touched surfaces throughout with EPA-registered disinfectants
- We are only opening 5 rooms and our ABMT apartment at this point
- We have prohibited visitors (no one other than staff, guests, caregivers)
- All community areas are currently closed
- Face mask required at all times in common areas
New Guests: Patients can reach out to a Duke social worker or patient navigator for more information or a referral, by calling 919.864.4497.