End of Life Doula Packages

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I offer several packages that may assist you through these difficult times, or in the very least get you thinking about your needs. Services are certainly not set in stone nor are they one-size-fits-all, this is merely a starting point. If you need a service added or subtracted, we can work together to come up with the perfect plan for you. That’s why the initial consultation is free. Then a contract is developed and agreed upon. My fees are based on a sliding scale and can be adjusted depending on need.

Also, don’t think that just because we live far away from each other that I can’t be of service to you. You’d be amazed at how far doulas have come in offering services via the internet. The only thing that I can’t accomplish from a distance is basic care-giving, vigil sitting and cleaning/organizing services, everything else is quite doable. I can help you plan and perform an online celebration of life service where people join in from far and wide. I can walk you through how to prepare and care for a body during a home funeral so that you feel confident and empowered to perform the steps yourself. I can assist you with filling out advance directives from the comfort of our respective homes. So basically, what I’m saying is that if you’re in need of my services, we can find a way.

Comprehensive

Package #1

Price: $0 to $1,200

sliding scale

If you have a care team already in place most of the time, but you need assistance with filling in the gaps of care, care coordination, end-of-life paperwork and planning, legacy projects, vigil sitting, post-death planning and assistance with organizing and cleaning out spaces, this package is for you.

  • A free initial, in-person or virtual consult (approx. 30 minutes in duration)
  • 8 scheduled (2-3 hour) visits which can focus on the immediate needs of the client.
  • Unlimited phone/email access
  • On-call availability for vigil sitting
  • Post-passage visit to process the experience with loved ones

Preparation

Package #2

Price: $0 to $400

sliding scale

This package is for those who are looking to get all of their ducks in a row, so to speak. If you have a solid, comprehensive care team already in place but you need to take care of end-of-life paperwork and planning, I can assist you with that. This can be done virtually or in-person.

  • A free initial, in-person or virtual consult (approx. 30 minutes in duration)
  • 4 scheduled (1-2 hour) visits which can focus on advance directives, living wills, wishes for care, legacy work, eulogy & obituary writing, listing items that you want to gift to others, writing final messages, exploring body disposition wishes and options, memorial/celebration of life wishes, etc…
  • Unlimited phone/email access

The Rest of Your Life Planner weekly meetings

Package #3

Price: $60 to $465

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This package is for those who have been avoiding making their end-of-life plans but know they should and require some motivation and accountability. Together we will focus on a different section of the Rest of Your Life Planner each week. We will make end-of-life planning less overwhelming and more fun. Ideally, this bundle should be done in advance of any life-threatening health issues so that we have a lot of time to relax into this and consider all options. For planning that needs to be done at a quicker pace, I suggest considering Package #2: Preparation. This can be done virtually or in-person.

  • 8 scheduled (1 hour) visits which will focus on all of the aspects of the Rest of Your Life Planner. This includes advance directives, living wills, wishes for care, legacy work, eulogy & obituary writing, listing items that you want to gift to others, writing final messages, exploring body disposition wishes and options, memorial/celebration of life wishes, etc…
  • The Rest of Your Life Planner is included in this bundle.

Hands-On Care

Package #4

Price: $0 to $600

sliding scale

This package is for someone who need hands-on assistance.

  • A free initial, in-person or virtual consult (approx. 30 minutes in duration)
  • 4 scheduled (2-3 hour) visits which can include light housekeeping, meal preparation, providing respite, pet care, soothing art & crafts activities, helping to write letters to loved ones, reading aloud, going for walks, gardening, light massage or reiki, etc.
  • Care coordination with family/family members, hospice workers, etc…
  • Unlimited phone/email access
  • On-call availability for vigil sitting

Post-Passage Aftercare*

Package #5

Price: $0 to $400

sliding scale

This bundle is focused on preparing for what happens after a loved one passes. This allows family and friends the opportunity to grieve without having to worry about every single detail. This can be done virtually or in-person.

  • A free initial, in-person or virtual consult (approx. 30 minutes in duration)
  • 4 scheduled (1-2 hour) visits which can focus on exploring body disposition wishes and options, walking clients through the process of having a home funeral so they feel empowered and prepared, helping clients design and organize a memorial service or celebration of life (due to New York State regulations, I cannot assist with funeral planning), helping to create an online memorial service for loved ones near or far, making sure that gifted items find their new homes, assistance with organizing and cleaning out spaces (what is being popularized as Swedish death cleaning), etc…
  • Unlimited phone/email access
  • Post-passage visit to process the experience with loved ones

Other Services

  • Providing respite for family members
  • Aromatherapy
  • Energy work (reiki, tuning forks, crystal bowls)
  • Light massage
  • Fixing meals
  • Going for walks
  • Taking care of a client’s pet
  • Playing cards or games
  • Arts and crafts activities
  • Gardening/watering plants
  • Reading aloud from favorite books or magazines
  • Word searches, crossword puzzles, board games
  • Looking at photo albums
  • Small jobs: folding laundry, stacking wood
  • Helping clients complete tasks like advance directives, 5 Wishes
  • Assisting with legacy and completion work (helping write letters, cards, wrap gifts to be shared after a person’s passing on important dates, arranging visits)
  • Conducting a Dignity Therapy session
  • Care coordination
  • Conflict resolution
  • Organizing and cleaning out spaces (Swedish death cleaning)

“You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life. We will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.” – Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the hospice movement