introductory phone call
Free— 30 minute phone call to determine how we can best support you.
summing up and planning
We meet in the comfort of your own home or at a public location of your choosing. We can begin life review, offer ideas for a vigil plan or legacy project or help to develop meaningful rituals.
We also offer ongoing support in the form of guidance with advance directive documents and advocacy for patient wishes for the end-of-life, family education and support, formulating the vigil plan and work on the legacy project as well as compassionate presence during the last weeks and days of life.
Legacy Project: Legacy is a way of extending a person's life beyond their physical death. It shifts focus to identifying and continuing life purpose. We help you identify threads and important moments in your life and transform these into a project to leave an interactive relationship with your family.
Written vigil plan: This two hour in person visit will empower you to have the death and vigil you envision. We assist you with formulating a plan which may include: your preferences for visitors, rituals, readings, and post-mortem concerns. A written plan ensures your wishes will be followed and creates an environment which looks, sounds, smells and feels most nurturing to you.
Ritual: Rituals help us transition from one event or stage to the next. We honor your personal traditions and guide you in implementing them into the vigil phase. We can also assist you in developing rituals that speak to you and deepen the meaning of the dying process.
These visits provide private support in your home, care home or hospital. The active-dying phase can be fragile for family, and we are here to support everyone for the best outcome. We aim to empower our families to care for the dying primarily by themselves, but will visit for the number of hours you feel you need, whether it's a couple of hours a day or more. We listen, we educate, we hold hands, we attend to symptoms and we provide comfort.