It's never too soon to give the gift of advance care planning to yourself and your loved ones, regardless of age or health status. Advance Directives, including a Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney, are powerful tools that allow you to express your wishes and ensure they are honored when you may not be able to speak for yourself. They take the burden off your loved ones, ensuring they are not left to make those decisions for you.
As a knowledgeable partner, I can help you to:
Make informed decisions through thoughtful reflection and discussion on values, beliefs and priorities. I also share a wealth of information about alternative options, to ensure you are fully informed: Everything from life celebration and memorial ideas, vigil settings, home funerals, eco-friendly choices such as green burials, aquamation, and more.
Review advance directives options, as there is more than just one form option. I help you determine which one is best for you.
Help you document, communicate and store/access these critical documents, beyond the standard approaches.
I am also a group educator on Advance Care Planning, in both healthcare and corporate settings. Contact me for more information and availability.
Every experience is as unique as the person I am honored to accompany. Services are tailored to fit your needs, whether it be at the point of serious illness or end-stage illness. As a partner and advocate, I offer support and guidance to the individual and their circle of support. My focus is to help relieve as much stress and suffering as possible, to allow for calm and connection.
Practical Support and Respite Care - Hands-on help with practical tasks and logistics. Essential support to the primary caregiver to allow for rest and recovery time and to reduce overwhelm.
Emotional and Serenity Support - Compassionate presence throughout the journey, providing companionship and helping create a peaceful environment that aligns with the individual's wishes. Reiki and guided visualization available.
Sitting Vigil - Helping plan, guide and empower loved ones through the active dying stage, as well as providing calming presence and recommending non-medical comfort modalities.
Resources - Coordinating resources and sharing options for hospice, funerals, memorials, eco-friendly alternatives, home organization, etc.
Legacy Work - A gift to loved ones that provides a sense of fulfillment -- be it as simple as sharing favorite recipes to a more detailed project like an ethical will. Offering ideas as well as hand-on support.
Let's begin with a free, introductory phone call or in-person meeting where I'll ask you more about your circumstances. We can then determine how my services can support your needs.