Essence of a Hummingbird Duke Hospice Gala will be postponed until 2021.
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.
Working together as a cohesive unit, our interdisciplinary team provides the follow care:
- Direct patient care – skilled assessment and intervention for complex needs
- Managing symptoms effectively for pain control and symptom management
- Assess and treat psychosocial needs of patients and loved ones
- Support family members/caregivers up to one year following a patient’s death with group and individual counseling
- Provide personal care assistance and support for patients and their families
- Assist with locating community services and resources
- Assess patient and family spiritual needs
- Coordinate with local clergy to provide support for patients, families and the community
- Provide a caring presence to patients and emotional and practical support for families and caregivers
- Home Infusion
- Home Health
- Bereavement Services
- Support Groups
- 24 hour on-call support
- Medical consultations with hospice medical director
- Medical supplies and durable medical equipment related to the terminal illness
- Medications related to the terminal illness
Accomplishments Last Year
- Provided bereavement support and services to over 20,000 people
- Served over 1,300 hospice patients and their families across a nine county service area.
- No one is turned away due to inability to pay.
- Made it possible for 2/3 of our hospice patients to remain at home with our support.
- Those with more acute needs utilize our hospice inpatient facilities.
Offered bereavement services to the Triangle at large including children and adults who are not connected to a Duke Hospice patient.
- We do not receive reimbursement for most of our community bereavement services.
- Piloted a program called Understanding Grief in the School Setting that trains social workers and educators in the school systems to better support grieving students.
- Served patients and their families across a 9 county service area: Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Orange, Person, Vance and Wake.
- Provided support services for children who have lost a loved one: one-on-one counseling, family counseling, support groups, Holiday Hurt program and Camp ReLEAF –an overnight bereavement camp for children from K-8 th grade.
- The annual gala is our only annual fundraising event and 100% of proceeds go directly to support children and adults who use our hospice and/or bereavement services. Last year’s gala raised $97,000.