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Terminal diagnosis

When facing a terminal diagnosis, everything can seem like it is slipping away, and that is when you need the most support in your life. For this reason, you might want to consider looking into getting a death doula to help you through this difficult time.    The Support You Need If you or someone you know has recently received a terminal diagnosis, coming to terms with this and learning how to cope might seem overwhelming and undoable. It is important to remember that you are not alone, an

Energy Work For Seniors

The term “energy work” has become something of a buzzword in the wellness community. The basic idea is to help align a person’s life forces in a way that makes them feel more energized while cutting their risk of disease and the effects of such. The practice stems from the longstanding Reiki tradition – a therapy that practitioners have been using for thousands of years to restore balance in the body. Energy work for seniors combines traditional ideas of wellness with practical solutions, helpin

What led you to become a death doula?

When asked the following question, Adrian Allotey, Owner of You Are Not Alone Elder Care LLC and Certified End of Life Doula, responded as such. Q: What led you to become a death doula? A: I am a spiritual person by nature and death is a spiritual experience. For years, I denied my supernatural gifts.  As an energy worker/healer and a level 2 reiki practitioner who is knowledgeable about essential oils and crystals amongst other alternative modalities, I came into myself and found that the de

What is a death doula or midwife?

When asked the following question, Adrian Allotey, Owner of You Are Not Alone Elder Care LLC and Certified End of Life Doula, responded as such. Q: What is a death doula or midwife? A: “Doula” is a Greek word that means non-medical person that gives physical, emotional and spiritual support to someone else. An End-of-life Doula is a non-medical professional that provides holistic support for the dying and their loved ones before, during, and after death.  Trained in the various end of life st

What is the number one thing your patients desire from you in your line of work?

When asked the following question, Adrian Allotey, Owner of You Are Not Alone Elder Care LLC and Certified End of Life Doula, responded as such. Q: What is the number one thing your patients desire from you in your line of work? A: My greatest gift that I give to my patients is for them to be heard, accepted, and supported.  

Tell us about one startling/profound/unforgettable time in your journey.

When asked the following question, Adrian Allotey, Owner of You Are Not Alone Elder Care LLC and Certified End of Life Doula, responded as such. Q: Tell us about one startling/profound/unforgettable time in your journey. A: I don’t think I will ever be able to fully articulate the beauty, magic and the miracles I encounter in this work.  I hold these moments sacred and in my heart.  I choose not to taint them by sharing them.  

Why should someone hire a death doula?

When asked the following question, Adrian Allotey, Owner of You Are Not Alone Elder Care LLC and Certified End of Life Doula, responded as such. Q: Why should someone hire a death doula? A: In this day, we are a service oriented society.  Death doulas provide the education, support and care through a difficult and perhaps unfamiliar time.  I believe each death happens just the way it is supposed to and all are equally beautiful.  

What’s the difference between a “good” passing and a “bad” passing?

When asked the following question, Adrian Allotey, Owner of You Are Not Alone Elder Care LLC and Certified End of Life Doula, responded as such. Q: What’s the difference between a “good” passing and a “bad” passing? A: I have never personally witnessed a bad passing.  I believe the universe gives attention to each passing and what is supposed to happen happens.  I spend time supporting individuals in articulating what they would like for the passing to be.  Whether they articulate it in thei

What is your favorite part about the work you do?

When asked the following question, Adrian Allotey, Owner of You Are Not Alone Elder Care LLC and Certified End of Life Doula, responded as such. Q: What is your favorite part about the work you do? A: I am most grateful for being a part of miracles daily.  I won’t say that I am a miracle worker.  I don’t have that type of power, but I can say that my formula allow for miracles to happen around me everyday.  My formula is to take care of myself, open my heart space, tap into my intuition and

What is one of your favorite resources to learn more?

When asked the following question, Adrian Allotey, Owner of You Are Not Alone Elder Care LLC and Certified End of Life Doula, responded as such. Q: What is one of your favorite resources to learn more? A: I was originally trained by Suzanne O’Brien, former hospice and oncology nurse and current world-renowned doula, founder and creator of the Doulagivers training program, and founding member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) End of Life Doula Council. I continue