“Sometimes in life we just need someone who will be there for us. Someone who will listen. Someone who will understand us.” Unknown
Due to the reality of the modern family structure and our increasingly challenged medical system, we provide support and care for the precious, aging population. We give the elderly the reverence and care they deserve.
The dying have specific fears and needs that need to be addressed at the end of life. Most of us haven’t been raised in a society that openly discusses death as a natural part of life, so when we’re faced with mortality, we are unsure how to communicate our needs and desires. This can lead to many challenges.
You Are Not Alone End of Life Doulas have been trained to understand and meet the needs of the dying person and their loved ones. We understand how to actively listen and hold space for the dying and their families to do the work needed to have a good death.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES – Starting at $35.00 Per Hour
Companionship: We are active listeners who recognize that social interaction can be our clients’ greatest need. We are creative in keeping them engaged throughout the time that we are together.
Activities of Daily Living: We overcome the obstacles our clients face by providing non-medical support to ensure our clients thrive on a daily basis.
SPECIALIZED SERVICES – Starting at $50.00 Per Hour
Managed Care: We navigate our clients’ care when they are not able to do so. Examples include conducting assessments, preparing schedules, researching and problem solving, advocating, actively participating in doctor appointments, creating care plans, providing virtual and/or in-person caregiver support, etc.
Advanced Directives: We document our clients’ end of life medical and holistic wishes, including who will advocate for their wishes in case they aren’t able to do so. We facilitate family conversations to ensure everyone is on the same page to avoid misunderstandings or disagreements later in life.
Life Review: We acknowledge that our clients are more than their current situation but a culmination of their life decisions, actions, roles and contributions. We thoroughly examine and document their impact and contributions to their families, their communities and the world.
Remembrances: We utilize tools to create remembrances for our clients to leave behind for their loved ones and offspring for generations to come. Remembrances can be in the form of amazing stories, letters and cards for later delivery, or anything they want to leave behind to tell their story.
Living Well Plan: We give our clients a voice in the last 24 to 48 hours of their life. We guide them through the process of deciding what they want to happen, who they want to be there, and how they want the sacred environment to look, smell, feel, etc.
Memorial Service Planning: We share funeral and life celebrant service options with our clients. We can assist with writing the obituary and eulogy while allowing the patient to participate in the planning as an option and being sensitive to different cultures and religions. We are available to follow up with the family as they grieve and develop new ways of being without their loved ones.
HIGHLY SKILLED SERVICES – Starting at $60.00 Per Hour
End of Life Doula: We educate our clients who have a terminal diagnosis on what to expect during each phase of the dying process, so they are able to make informed decisions to ensure patient comfort. We hold our clients’ hands through the active dying phase to ensure a peaceful transition. An end of life doula journeys with the patient and family in these final hours.
Reiki: We offer reiki as a natural healing process to restore physical and emotional well-being to our clients. There are many benefits of reiki for our aging clients and their caregivers, as well as for those at the end of life.
ADD-ON TO ANY OF THE ABOVE SERVICES – Starting at $15 For Up To Each 30 Minutes/Day
Transportation: We offer insured, non-medical transportation to places such as the doctor’s office, grocery store, nail/hair salon or any destination that keeps our clients active and happy. We not only give a designated pickup time, but we also stay and actively participate during the event if the client desires.