The following is a sampling of how these individualized services have been designed to meet the needs of seniors, those living alone with life limiting or health conditions with a limited personal support network or at the request of a person with aging parents, a relative or friend for the times when their busy schedule or geographical location makes it impossible to be there for them in their times of need.
This is a two hour minimum individualized non-medical service offering support, social interaction, light household chores, monitoring of supplies, insuring medical appointments are made and kept. Assistance in staying organized using simple tools for reminders.
This is a two hour minimum service providing non-medical support and companionship to enable primary caregivers to leave the residence and take time for themselves.
If you are downsizing or ready to sort through your deceased loved one's possessions; know that we are here to support you through the myriad of emotions that bubble up as you look through a lifetime's collection of photos and possesions, recall the memories and share the stories.
The following is a sampling of how an End of Life Doula can be of service to the dying person and their loved ones during the end of life transition in the home, at the hospital, hospice or senior's residence according to their wishes and on their terms.
This is a two hour minimum individualized service that incorporates the non-medical services listed below as part of the End of Life Doula's regular hourly fee.
This plan details how the dying person wants their last months, days and hours to be lived with the focus on living and experiencing the best day possible. For example: they want their dying process to be treated as a natural transition with no oxygen mask at the conclusion of a good life, surrounded by those they love including their beloved pets in a candle light room with their favorite songs playing.
Discuss the value of having the dying person document their wishes legally while they are of clear and sound mind to insure their instructions are followed by medical staff, loved ones and funeral directors.
An Advanced Care Plan is a person's legally documented medical wishes on two forms called a Personal Directive and Goals of Care Designations. The completed forms should be kept in the Green Sleeve that Emergency Workers will look for on or around a refrigerator.
A trusted life line to primary caregivers during the times when they feel overwhelmed by stepping in to take over the non-medical care of the person they are caring for, so they can take some well deserved time for themselves.
Create a positive, sacred and relaxing environment for the person facing death according to their wishes.
When a person dies, there are so many details to attend to. This can be overwhelming for those left to mourn, therefore your End of Life Doula will continue to offer practical and emotional support to the family immediately after their loved one transitions, in the days that follow and beyond for as long as they need us.
This is the time when a person moves into the active dying phase. Death may occur within hours, days or weeks.
The vigil for the dying person may be held at home, the hospital, hospice or any other care facility.
Your End of Life Doula is your dedicated nurturing presense guiding you through this natural process, focused solely on your needs. They bridge the gaps of time offering reassurance when the medical team must shift their focus to other patients in their care.
Enjoy a sense of well being, relaxation and peace of mind.