An End of Life Doula is a supportive, non-medical role that serves the family and individual at the end of life end of life. They provide holistic support, comfort care/companionship, education, resources, practical needs along with a calm and compassionate presence to both the individual and their family. Doulas are an addition to hospice, filling in the gaps to provide the much needed support and calming presence.
An End of Life Doula provides support, guidance, a calming presence and companionship to the dying person, and their loved ones, when active dying begins (usually the last 24-48 hours of life). We desire to help make the individuals wishes met and honored. This may include a comforting presence by their side, praying with, holding space, playing soft music, aromatherapy, or reading scripture. We also provide much needed rest and breaks for loved ones and caregivers.
~ Personalized service plan to meet the families/individuals unique needs and wishes.
~ Not regulated by Medicare. Therefore, there are no time restraints.
~ Respite care for families to have much needed rest.
~ Support, comfort, inform & guide.
~ A valuable addition to hospice/medical team.
~ Provides education and resources.
~ Meets the emotional, social, physical and spiritual needs.
~ A calm and comforting presence for both the individual and family.
~ Provides that extra help to allow an individual to stay in the comfort of their own home.
~ Provides companionship, emotional support and socialization for optimal well being.
~ Encourages maximum independence
~ Educates on safety strategies in the home
~ Helps families meet practical/logistical needs
~Recovering from a surgery? We can be that temporary help your needing.
~ Providing family a peace of mind if they don’t have adequate time to spend with loved one or are not in the Southwest Florida area.