Questions you may be asking yourself
How are End of Life Doulas different than hospice?
Hospice provides an amazing service and often doulas get the honor to work alongside them. The main difference is that doulas offer non-medical support to the dying: such as emotional, spiritual, and final preparations, while hospice focuses on medical and physical comfort needs.
Do you serve those who aren't nearing death?
We are dedicated to helping create a world where death isn't a taboo topic. We serve those who are not imminently dying in many ways - we can help you tick off the boxes of final preparations: legal, financial, and other; learn about alternative options for your remains (such as water cremation, mushroom shrouds, etc); hold grief circles and much more.
Can you recommend any educational resources?
We recommend the resources page on the International End of Life Doula Association's website: https://www.inelda.org/resources/ . We also post regularly on our blog and social media accounts.
What precautions are you taking in regard to Covid-19?
We will work with you and your community to support your health concerns as regards Covid-19. If we visit in person, we will always wear masks, physically distance if you prefer, and always wash hands and use sanitizer regularly. Many of our services can be offered online via Zoom or by phone.
Are your services covered by insurance?
Our services don't fall under the coverage of insurance companies. However, we do offer a sliding scale for those in need of our services without the financial means.
Do you offer payment plans?
Typically we accept payment in full upfront. However if you'd prefer a payment plan, we ask for half of the total cost to be paid when we begin the work, with the remaining amount paid in installments on a monthly basis.
How do you process payments?
We accept payments through Paypal, Venmo, and our Square account. Cash or Check are accepted as well.
Did you receive special training?
Our doulas have been trained by the International End of Life Doula Association. We highly recommend anyone who is interested in this work explore INELDA's website.