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

Previous Guests: Contact Operations Manager, email Kelly Mulhern or call her at 919.490.5449 ext. 120 or at .

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.