• Doulagivers End of Life Doula Practitioners Training
  • Doulagivers Care Consultant Training
  • Ascend Hospice End of Life Doula Training
  • 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

 

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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