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End of Life Doula Sisters



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Sonya Bement

607-201-3085

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Audra Marks

607-761-0163

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DID YOU KNOW?



Roughly 20 percent of Baby Boomers do not have children of their own.

9/10 people want to be kept at home if they become terminally ill.

The #1 concern of the dying is to not be a burden to their loved ones.

Over 80 percent of people prefer to stay in their own homes as they age.

 

WHAT IS AN
END OF LIFE DOULA?

An End of Life Doula is a companion to the dying, someone who supports people emotionally, physically and spiritually throughout the process of dying. By assisting the client in discussing their wishes for their last days up until their last moment, we are creating a space for a peaceful transition free from fear and anxiety. Our mission is to create a healing culture around death and dying, to accept and honor death as a sacred moment in the beauty, mystery, and celebration of life.

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WHAT WILL AN
END OF LIFE DOULA DO?

Having been trained in the three phases of end of life care, the doula can be a resource for the patient and the family. Explaining what they are experiencing and offering appropriate suggestions that they may or may not consider to do for comfort for the patient.

  • Companion to the dying and the dying persons loved ones.
  • Suggesting interventions for comfort.
  • Helping to facilitate unresolved issues
  • Advanced Directives
  • Planning the Vigil
  • End of life Planning
  • Writing the Obituary
  • Writing the Eulogy
  • Creating Remembrances
  • Finding Peace and Acceptance-Helping the patient to find meaning in their life and what their contribution was to this life
  • Support the Patient and Their Loved Ones through the Entire End of Life Journey

WHAT WON’T AN
END OF LIFE DOULA DO?

The End of Life Doula is not a home health aid and is not there to do any hands on care, e.g., bathing, toileting, feeding etc. If the doula wants to help with any of these duties that will be up to his or her discretion. The EOLD is there to only be a companion to the dying and their loved ones.

The Doula does not make ANY decisions related to end of life care for the patient directly.

The Doula will not project their own beliefs and will always remain nonjudgmental.



Below are links to additional websites that may be helpfull to you.

 

Medical Orders for Life­Sustaining Treatment (MOLST)

 

What is a MOLST form?

 

Health Care Proxy