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Hendrix Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Create Elder Caregiving Training Center

Friday, August 19, 2016

Cristina Hendrix and her team received a $1.5 million, three-year grant from the Duke Endowment to create the Duke Elder Family/Caregiver Training (DEFT) Center. The DEFT Center will offer the first academic-medical-community model for assisting caregivers following hospital discharge.

The Center will incorporate services from DUSON, the Duke University Health System and the community. Caregivers of elderly patients discharged from the hospital will receive training that covers the technical and adaptive skills needed for effective home care.

Congratulations!