Eleanor McConnell

Faculty, Staff Publish Article about DEFT Center

Several faculty and staff coauthored the "Academic-Practice Partnership for Caregiver Training and Support" article for the North Carolina Medical Journal. DUSON contributors include Cristina C. Hendrix, associate professor, Doreen Matters, DEFT program director, Tamara Griffin, DEFT social worker, Heather Batchelder, DEFT intake specialist, Loretta Matters, associate director of Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence, DEFT nurses Yesol Yang and Hyeyoung Park, and Eleanor McConnell, associate professor. Other coauthors are Patricia Kramer, Judy R. Prewitt and Kay Lytle of Duke Health, Richard F. Riedel of Duke School of Medicine and Cancer Institute, and Jessica Y. Choi of Duke Global Health Institute and School of Medicine.

D-CHIPP Community Partner Spotlight: Charles House

When her father struggled with sleep apnea complications, Charles House founder Bettie Bradford looked for a care center that would provide assistance during the day, and at the same time, offer a socially stimulating environment. Mr. Charlie Jones, a Presbyterian minister and civil rights advocate, needed around-the-clock care. Bettie and her husband still needed to work, and Bettie’s mother could not provide 24-hour care. After trying a couple of respite day programs, Bettie and her mother decided to create Charles House.

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