End of Life
As end-of-life doulas, we guide, companion, and educate you and your loved ones through the dying process. We specifically work with you on legacy projects (storytelling, videos, letters, and memory books), vigil plans (the blueprint of your wishes at end of life), guided visualizations (for pain management and grief), rituals (ceremonies and tributes), and processing loss.
We work hand in hand with your medical team and have blocks of time dedicated to your needs. We are your advocate, and we accompany you and your loved ones throughout the entire journey.
From the moment of diagnosis, we will help you understand the differences between palliative care and hospice, and navigate these options throughout your illness. We will also help you fill out your advance directives, DNR and POLST, if applicable, and review any additional end-of-life documents.
End-of-life decisions for people with dementia can be challenging. As conditions progress, more emotional and spiritual support is needed. For caregivers, it can be exhausting. Depression and fatigue can overtake family members and early grief can set in. We can help create memories and rituals to remember loved ones and alleviate some of the grief and stress.
Coping with grief after a sudden death can be extremely difficult. We can aid you in creating rituals and legacies that memorialize your loved one and commemorate their life. Their memory will live on long after they have died.
MAiD & VSED
(Medical Aid in Dying and Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking)
Most people face difficult decisions at end of life. For some, understanding the options and resources can give them a sense of control. Open, honest conversations are critical so that you can make informed decisions. We can facilitate those conversations with your loved ones and healthcare providers so that your wishes are known.
Memorial & Life Celebrations
Creating memorials and life celebrations at any point along the journey becomes more meaningful with the incorporation and focus of life review and legacy. We offer a fresh perspective on family history and stories allowing room for unique and one-of-a-kind events that capture the heart of a loved one.
End-of-Life Doula Mentoring
With over 20 years of experience in the end-of-life field, and having trained hundreds of doulas, we can coach you to enhance your knowledge and skill in this emerging profession. We can consult with you about your business model, website, and doula services. It would be an honor to help you expand your offerings.
FareWell Doula offers education about end-of-life doulas to your organization or community. The services of an end-of-life doula complement those of hospice and palliative care. By utilizing an end-of-life doula, rich work can be done: legacies, rituals, guided visualizations for pain, grief processing, and memorial tributes. Understanding the importance of an end-of-life doula is integral to the end-of-life process. Let FareWell Doula educate your hospice, palliative care department, assisted living facility, nursing home, wellness center, or community.
Typically, our fees are based on the services offered and are tailored to your individual needs. Our initial consultation together explains our services and is free of charge. FareWell Doula offers either an hourly fee or a package price and is agreed upon before our services begin. Please contact us for an initial consultation.