Wouldn't it be nice...
… if we had documented plans in place in case we can’t speak for ourselves?
… to know our options around death and dying?
… to learn about money-saving alternatives?
… to tell people what they mean to us while we still can?
… to make amends before the end?
… to have a companion to help you fulfill your “bucket list” wishes?
Wouldn’t you like to be a part of planning your future, even if it is the end stage?
We celebrate birth and other significant events in our life. Now it’s time to think about celebrating our end stage as well.
I will help with almost anything else you can dream up!
Jo-Anne’s positive, uplifting presence gave us all a sense of peace and harmony, enhancing those special moments with Jan. Moments I will treasure all my days to come. Thank you so much Jo-Anne for all your selfless love and caring."
Our services are evolving. I am happy to provide you with more details during our consultation.
Advance Care Planning
A will comes into effect when you die.
An Advance Care Plan is a written document stating your wishes should you become unable to speak for yourself. This will take the stress off of your loved ones and ensure your wishes are honored. This also includes important Representation Agreements.
A living legacy can be created by recording your life stories, lessons, sentiments, memories, and traditions.
Legacies convey what we want remaining generations to know and understand about our life experiences. They help us remember and heal as we carry on.
Celebration of Life
Wouldn’t it be nice for you to have an active part in planning your own celebration of life?
I will put a slide show/video together using your personally selected photographs and music.
You will then have an opportunity to watch this with close family and friends. It can then be shown at your “real” celebration of life.
You may need help with everyday chores such as light house cleaning, grocery shopping, arranging various appointments, transportation to/from appointments and/or accompaniment at those appointments.
I am open to discussing your various needs and will assist where I can.
Research & Resources
I will help develop a list of local resources you can utilize as well as research money saving alternatives with things such as care options or funeral, burial or cremation services available.
I will help organize and facilitate conversations with your family and friends so you can let them know your wishes and discuss your thoughts, desires, fears, make amends, and even forgive before it’s too late.
Bucket List Companion
No doubt there are things you wish you had time to do. There are ways I can help you knock off some of those “ I wish I had dones…”
– our story –
I am an End of Life Doula & Consultant.
The word “doula” is from a Greek term describing women who serve.
The concept of an end-of-life or “death” doula is part of an emerging trend on how to re-imagine and approach death.
I have successfully made a living helping people rebuild their lives after tragedy has struck and my own experiences with loss, helping others reconcile loss and walking along with those taking the journey has strengthened and encouraged me to work with others to help them find their voice and make their own choices about what is best for them.
Through my own personal experiences I have gained insight into the gaps in the end of life process, and I want to help you prepare for this journey and navigate through the obstacles.
My role is to support and assist the dying person, their families, and friends through the end of life process – in a non-medical, non-judgmental, and compassionate way.
My objective is to help you control your end of life the same way you control your prime of life.