Q: What is an End of Life Doula?
A: As a Certified End of Life Doula, my intention is to provide emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual support to a person with a terminal illness. There can be much fear and anxiety when one discovers that they are dying, and one of my biggest roles is to assist in alleviating those fears by bringing in a sense of peace through compassion and caring. I provide service to the person wherever they are--in their homes, care centers or hospital settings.
Q: What is the difference between hospice and End of Life Doula?
A: Hospice provides medical interventions while an End of Life Doula provides more time for emotional support and planning. We often work together to provide holistic support to the dying and their families.
Q: What is the difference between Advance Care Directives and Advance Care Planning?
A: Advance Care Directives is a form that is signed by one's physician and it stipulates medical decisions.
Advance Care Planning looks at one's physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being--identifying what you deem is important and creating a plan of care. It's a way to communicate one's wishes with family members and caregivers.
Q: What is a Living Funeral?
A: A living funeral is a celebration with friends and family while the person is still living. It occurs so that the person can experience the memorial held in their honor.
Q: What is a Legacy Project?
A: Many people, when they near the end of their life, do a life review. A Legacy Project is something tangible and meaningful that they can leave behind for loved ones.
Q: How much do my services cost?
A: The initial 20 minute consultation is free. At that time I can briefly answer questions you may have and discuss how I can be of service to you. If you are feeling comfortable and wish to have me assist you, my fee for an End-of Life Doula is $70 per hour.
My fee for visits or Respite Care is $50 per hour.
I do offer a sliding scale with some clients paying more and some paying less. Let's first have the conversation and we can go from there.
Q: Does insurance cover the costs of an End of Life Doula?
A: No. Not at this time.
Q: How do I make an appointment?
A: You can go to the 'Contact' page and fill out the information and click 'SUBMIT'.
You may also call my cell (612) 399-6773 or email me at email@example.com.