'Empowering and supporting people to do end of life their way'
END OF LIFE DOULA
The simple truth is in one way or another we will all experience death, and yet I'm constantly struck by how under prepared we are for it. Dying is a process, one that requires planning, information and a lot of support. If you or someone close to you has been given a life-limiting diagnosis or if you've lost someone suddenly, navigating this process can be difficult.
As an End of Life Doula, I am here to help. Drawing from 40 years of nursing experience and community palliative care experience, I can offer companionship and non-medical practical assistance before during or after death.
This might look like planning for a dignified death, arranging a funeral, understanding the importance of a will and power of attorney, or dealing with grief. I can provide in home care, information, support and a lot of hand-holding to see you and your family through this difficult time.
My role is to help open up difficult conversations and prepare you and your loved ones for what death might look like. A life-limiting diagnosis can be scary, but I'm here to help alleviate fear and uncertainty around your end of life. By giving you the power and tools to make your own decisions about your death and beyond it, my hope is that you and those closest to you will be able to cherish the precious moments you have together and leave memories that honour the life you have lived.
What I Specialize In
Emotional, spiritual and physical support for the dying & their families
Funeral arrangements & assistance with legal paperwork
Training & education,
1 on 1 & workshops
Assistance in your home or hospice & aged care facilities.
"I will never forget just how much it meant to Bill and I when we needed your guidance and support along that last journey we had to take together.
You were our ray of sunshine."
"In our deep appreciation for your excellent care and support given by Tracey, such a help day by in helping me care for my dearest sister"
With grateful and sincere thanks"
"Words cannot express the sincere gratitude I have for you. The comfort you gave to my darling John in his final weeks was incredible. He so enjoyed your visits and you made such an unbearable time so much more bearable. I will never forget your compassion and kindness. Never underestimate how vital your role is at this difficult time. I have such enormous comfort in knowing John passed the way he wanted and I am forever grateful."
"Just knowing you were available whenever we needed advise and support was a real comfort and strength in those last difficult days of her life"