Duke Hospice provides resources to meet your and your loved ones’ physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, whether at home, in a hospital, or at our inpatient care facility. Our goal is to help you and your caregivers manage terminal illness effectively and face the end of life with dignity and comfort.

Meeting Your Needs

We Come to You
Our hospice services help you live well while facing life-limiting illness wherever you are. We care for you in your private home, independent living space, or assisted living and skilled nursing facilities in our coverage area of Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Orange, Person, Vance, and Wake counties.  

A Team Approach
Terminal illness can be exhausting for patients and caregivers alike, which is why we have an extensive team to work with you. Our doctors and staff include nurses, social workers, chaplains, nursing assistants, bereavement counselors, and volunteers.

Duke's Inpatient Care Facility

Hock Family Pavilion is an inpatient hospice facility in Durham.

Hospice Services

It’s our goal to ease the anxiety of end-of-life issues. Our team cares for you and your loved ones in a variety of ways:

Physical Care

  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • Pain control and symptom management, including medications for your terminal illness
  • Bathing, grooming, dressing, and other personal care assistance and support

Psychosocial Care

  • Assessment and treatment of psychosocial needs
  • Assistance finding community services and resources near you
  • Group and individual counseling for loved ones up to one year after death

Spiritual Care

  • A caring presence and emotional support for you, your family, and loved ones
  • Coordination with a spiritual counselor near you to provide support for you and your family

Additional Services

  • 24-hour on-call support
  • Consultations with our hospice medical director
  • Medical supplies and specialized equipment to help with your illness
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Hospice FAQs

Hospice helps you live well as you face life-limiting illness. Our team of compassionate, experienced professionals focuses on you and on the needs of your loved ones.

Who is eligible for Duke Hospice Care?
Duke Hospice provides care to adults 18 and older dealing with life-limiting illnesses.

When is the right time to consider hospice care?
Hospice care is a noncurative option that focuses on your comfort when you have a prognosis of six months or less and you’ve decided not to seek treatment any longer. If you have a life-limiting illness, talking to your doctor about care options can help you make an informed choice on how best to preserve your quality of life.

Where are hospice care services provided?
We provide hospice care services wherever you are, whether in a private home or independent living facility. Our teams also visit assisted living and skilled nursing locations in Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Orange, Person, Vance, and Wake counties.

How is Hospice care paid?
Medicare and Medicaid typically pay 100% for your services with no deductible or copay. Other payers vary widely in their coverage for hospice. While you can contact your insurance provider for information, you’re also able to work with our team to help determine coverage, pre-authorization needs, in-network status, and more. Our staff is available to answer your questions; please call 919-620-3853.

Contact Us About a Referral

You can refer a patient to Duke HomeCare & Hospice by calling 919-620-3853 or 800-599-9339. Referrals are taken 24 hours a day. You can also fax referral information to 919-471-5509.

For More Information

Contact us with your questions or to receive more information.