About Us

About Us

About Adrian Allotey

I am currently living my best life, by providing service to elders and their loved ones. My life’s calling came as a result of being present during my 106 year old loving Grandmother’s journey. Although I loved her dearly, I often felt troubled that I couldn’t be there for her like I had wanted.  Life got in the way; being a wife, a mother, and having a successful career.  She was pretty healthy, but she lacked companionship. I knew there were things that could improve the quality of her life such as long talks, sharing stories, cooked meals, and transportation to the doctors, stores and church. I did my best, but there simply wasn’t enough time in the day to show up like I felt she deserved. Her passing made my life’s purpose clear; service to elders and their loved ones.

I made it my life’s mission to promote the final years as a sacred, beautiful, honorable stage of life.  I became a hospice volunteer and a certified end-of-life doula, a person who assists in the dying process, much like a birth doula does with the birthing process.  Working with elderly patients has been life affirming so much so that I left a career of 20+ years.  

Along with my team, we serve as non-medical elderly companions who specialize  in physical, emotional and spiritual care. We  meet our clients on their terms, see them as whole, and build relationships with them and their loved ones.   Our self-care regimen, personal growth and intuition allow us to mindfully hold space and provide comfort for elderly people and their family in a non-judgmental, loving manner. Our motto “heart to heart” is evident in the holistic elder companionship we provide.  

Holding this space decreases the stress and fears family members face, when trying to care for their loved ones. We will be there whether they are in need of respite relief, work long hours or live long distance. We can help.​ Through extensive end-of-life doula training, we are able to provide support, education, and suggestions for comfort. We have a toolkit of available resources to ease the anxious person and their family members including virtual “elder cams,” essential oils, crystals, reiki, mindfulness practices, etc.  We are often referred to as “angels”, “Godsends”, “extraordinary”, “beyond belief” and words of the like. Contact us TODAY to see how we can be of assistance to you TOMORROW and we promise to assist in enhancing the life of your loved elder.

Memberships

National End-of-Life Doula Alliance

Doulagivers

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association

End of Life Practitioners Collective

National Home Funeral Alliance

NJ Health Care Network

AARP

Certifications

Doulagivers End of Life Doula Practitioners Training

Reiki Level 2

Trainings

Being with the Dying: Compassionate Care of the Dying with Frank Ostaseski and Roshi Joan Halifax

17th Annual Statewide Conference for Hospice Volunteers: Volunteers Honoring Veterans, Volunteering at the 11th Hour, Tell Me Your Story – the Importance of Narrative Work in Hospice Care

HealthCare Chaplaincy Network: The National Consensus Project (NCP) Clinical Practice Guidelines for The National Consensus Project (NCP) Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, Fourth Edition: Summary, Synthesis, and Integration into Chaplaincy Programs and Practices

Reimagine End of Life:  Death and Dying in the Asian Community, Listening Closely – What Mortals Can Teach Us About Living, Author Talk: Forever Letter, Dyalogues & Wishes: Relief Comes From Knowing Answers to Questions We Never Ask, What the Dying Teach the Living, No Loose Ends: Preparation for End of Life, Ten Ways to Help the Parents of a Seriously Ill Child, Practicing for Life and for Death: Worship Service, Conversation I Wish I Had

“Until Your Last Breath” Retreat facilitated by Patty Burgess and Sheila Schultz

Rules for Touching the Dying Facilitated by Elizabeth Erbrecht

NHPCO – various trainings provided by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater NJ Chapter – various trainings to support those living with Alzheimer’s and all other dementia

CCNJ – various trainings provided by the Caring Connections of New Jersey Healthcare Group

Volunteer Experience

Ascend Hospice Reiki Practitioner and End of Life Doula

Haven Hospice Reiki Practitioner

Patient Safety

Fully Insured

Criminal Background

Check DMV Background Check as applicable

Elder Cams

TB Screening

Rubella Immunity

Measles Immunity

Mumps Immunity

Chicken Pox Immunity

Annual Flu Vaccine