Does YANAEC give medications?
Does YANAEC give medications?

No. We are specially trained as non-medical health care professionals for the elderly. We are trained in all three phases of End of Life Care. Based on this extensive training, the we can offer suggestions for comfort to the patient and family.

If I hire an End of Life Doula will I still need hospice care?
If I hire an End of Life Doula will I still need hospice care?

Yes. hospice manages the care and the loved ones do the caring. The hospice nurse teaches the family how to care for their loved one. Hospice, unfortunately, has a very limited time that they can be at the bedside of the dying. This is where YANAEC fills that need. Hospice also supplies a muti-disciplined team of support and resources, including medication and equipment. YANAEC will guide and advocate for the family based on its extensive end of life education.

When should I call YANAEC for an Elder Care Doula or an End of Life Doula?
When should I call YANAEC for an Elder Care Doula or an End of Life Doula?

Sooner rather than later is our motto. One of the most critical mistakes is asking for end of life support too late. People are living with chronic health conditions that require some form of assistance with daily living for 5, 10, 15 years of their life. Allowing YANAEC to help families at this time is invaluable. It also allows us to give the support early and develop relationships prior to heading into an end of life phase. By doing this, we can have all the anticipated needs and support in place well in advance. This dramatically reduces the inevitable stress and creates the most positive experience possible.

Why is YANAEC so committed to elder and end of life care?
Why is YANAEC so committed to elder and end of life care?

Research shows that elder care and end of life care are not going well for the most part. We are committed to finding better ways to not only help the patients, but their loved ones as well. We recognize the overwhelming toll it takes on family to care for an aging loved one. The stress and fear of caring for someone at end of life at home is heartbreaking. It is simply too much for families to handle.

What are Suzanne O’Brien’s beliefs on end of life?
What are Suzanne O’Brien’s beliefs on end of life?

End of Life Disconnect- A National Hospice Organization Gallup Poll found that nine out of ten people who were terminally ill wanted to die at home, yet half were dying in the hospital. The same poll found that the number one fear of the dying patient was becoming a burden to their family. “Because of our society’s overwhelming fear of death, it is almost impossible to teach families how to fully care for their dying loved ones,” said O’Brien. “Compounding that is the short amount of time the patients spend at home.” In fact, another study found that seven out of ten families said that they felt they were referred to Hospice too late. “We have literally become paralyzed by the topic of death and this fear is making the experience so much harder than it needs to be, for both patients and families,” observes O’Brien. “Planning for end of life wishes and discussing them with loved ones takes a great weight off of both patients and families.”

Where did YANAEC receive its doula training?
Where did YANAEC receive its doula training?

Suzanne B. O’Brien, an award winning Hospice and Oncology Registered Nurse who has been working with this precious population for over a decade, created Doulagivers. Doulagivers is available as a Licensed Training and Certification Training Program to health care agencies and to individual practitioners. There is a screening and application process.

What is a doula?
What is a doula?

Doula is a Greek word meaning non-medical person who gives physical, emotional, and spiritual support to someone else. Here at YANAEC we specialize in non-medical health care for the elderly and those who received a terminal diagnosis.

Commitment to Spiritual Care
Commitment to Spiritual Care

YANAEC does chaplaincy work/training, because it helps me in the elder to end of life care we provide. I do solemnly affirm by the spirit of life: That as a professional chaplain I will respect the religious and spiritual traditions of my patients, colleagues, as well as my own; That I will lead my life, and practice the art and science of spiritual care in an honorable and ethical manner; That into whatsoever circumstance I enter, it shall be for the well-being of the people entrusted to my care; That I will respect the confidentiality of those who put their trust in me; That I will affirm the inherent worth and dignity of all; That I will promote peace among all people valuing our diverse gifts and celebrating our common origins. May God grant us the strength and inspiration to continue in this noble service. Amen. HealthCare Chaplaincy Network

I am having a hard time caring for my elder loved ones. What should I do?
I am having a hard time caring for my elder loved ones. What should I do?

Reach out for support. Do not try to be a superhero and do it all by yourself. You can burn yourself out, resulting in being of no assistance at all. There are many people who are living with chronic health conditions that require some form of assistance with daily living. There may be family, church, community volunteers etc. who are waiting to assist. You can also seek additional, professional assistance from a certified, licensed, and insured elder companion who can help you by caring for your aging loved one during this difficult time. You Are Not Alone Elder Care LLC can provide this valuable assistance. We provide support, empower our clients and improve the quality of their lives. We reduce the stress on the family and loved ones. Read more of the service we provide https://www.yanaec.com/service/elder-care

Meet The Doulas Helping The Terminally Ill Face Death With A Smile
Meet The Doulas Helping The Terminally Ill Face Death With A Smile

Typically, you may think a doula is there to provide assistance during childbirth. While there's no denying the importance of this type of work, we believe there's just as much need for assistance when one takes his or her final breath. Here at You Are Not Alone Elder Care, we're end-of-life doulas that are committed to helping the terminally ill face death with peace and comfort. Now, that may sound like an impossible task, but you'll be amazed at what happens when you give someone the support they need during a very challenging time. As such, we work with elderly people who are coming to the end of their life, and we offer the support and guidance that they can't get anywhere else. We know that the whole idea of doulas helping the terminally ill can be confusing, so we've put together this blog that tells you more about what we do! Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Care When people are approaching death, there are so many different things that concern them. Naturally, they have physical issues that they need help with, and our team is there to assist with these. We also go one step further and give support with emotional and spiritual care too. Needless to say, this is an emotional time for everyone involved. So, we help each patient come to terms with the idea of death, and how it's not something to be feared. We want them to celebrate their last months, weeks, days and hours on earth. A big part of doing this involves a life review where we show patients how much they've impacted this world and all the things they've accomplished. It helps them deal with the situation and feel like they've genuinely achieved big things in this world that will live on after they've passed. The Power of Remembrance One of the main fears people have when they know they're going to die is that they won't be remembered. So, we put an end to this by empowering our clients with different tools to create remembrances that they can leave behind for years to come. These are little things like notes, letters, or even short stories that can be given to family members after their death. It's a way of creating everlasting memories and ensuring their story is never forgotten. Companionship, Companionship, Companionship, There's nothing worse than feeling as though you're completely and utterly alone in this world. Sadly, for a lot of terminally ill patients, that's exactly how they feel. We want to address this by offering something simple; companionship. Our team is always there to listen to patients, make their wishes come true, and maximize their support system. You'll be surprised at how beneficial it is to just have somebody there that you can chat with and share laughs. Small gestures like this help people get through through difficult times and approach death with a smile. The one true thing about life is that death is inevitable. For someone that's terminally ill, this is something they have to come to terms with very quickly. It can be hard to do, but that's why we're here. As doulas that specialize in end-of-life care, we do everything in our power to make death seem that little less scary and prepare patients and their families for what's to come. If you're interested in what we do and how we can help the terminally ill, then please feel free to get in touch with us today.

About You Are Not Alone

About Adrian Allotey, Owner, Certified End-of-Life Doula I am currently living my best life by responding to a calling on my life; service to elders and their loved ones. My life’s calling came as a result of being present in my 106 year old, loving grandmother’s journey until her last breath. Although I loved her dearly, I often felt troubled that I couldn’t be there for her like I wanted. Life got in the way; being a wife and 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 gave 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 looking for care for their loved ones; 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 National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization End of Life Practitioners Collective National Home Funeral Alliance CERTIFICATIONS Doulagivers End of Life Doula Practitioners Training Reiki Level 2 VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE Ascend Hospice Reiki Practitioner and End of Life Doula Haven Hospice Reiki Practitioner


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