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Practitioners Category: Aromatherapist, Caregiving, Community Resource (Volunteer), Community Companion (Volunteer), End of Life Coach, End of Life Doula, End of Life Planning, Errands/Pet/House Services, Legacy Planner, Reiki Practitioner, Soul Midwife, Spiritual Care, and Vigil Services
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 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 your 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.
Companionship: We recognize that social interaction can be our clients’ greatest need. We are creative in keeping them engaged.
Activities of Daily Living: We overcome the obstacles our clients face due to physical limitations by providing support in bathing, feeding, dressing, light cleaning, etc.
Transportation: We offer fully insured, non-medical transportation to places such as the doctor’s office, grocery store, or any destination that keeps our clients active and happy.
Advanced Directives: We walk our clients through the process of documenting their end of life wishes, including who will advocate for them if they aren’t able to do so.
Life Review: We acknowledge that our clients are a culmination of their life decisions and roles and thoroughly document their impact and contributions to their families, 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.
Death Plan: We give our clients a voice in how they want the last 24 to 48 hours of the patient’s life to go. 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.
Vigils: A centered, grounded person will 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 their final hours.
Funeral Planning: We share funeral and life celebrant service options with our clients. We can assist with writing the obituary and eulogy; allowing the patient to participate in the planning as an option while being sensitive to different cultures and religions.
New customers: Free Senior Assessment (1 hour)