Why hire a doula?
There are many options meant to help people facing end of life. Hospice care is a common one, and while Hospice can offer you the basic clinical services covered by Medicare, it won't cover the personal details that your death deserves. Hiring a doula is a unique decision that offers a more holistic approach to end of life. Each client will have their own way of approaching death. A doula can help you discern what those needs are and help you facilitate them.
Patient and Family Counseling
Counseling helps to facilitate important conversations in a compassionate way. We promote the clarifying of our clients needs, and the deeper understanding of emotions involved with dying, as it happens.
Choosing the right Mortuary
WHO do you want handling your body after you pass on? HOW do you want your body prepared for its final rest?
Death Doula L.A. helps you explore this while providing local resources to meet your needs.
Ask us about green burial and how your body can give back to the earth post mortem!
Pre-death funeral planning
We encourage our clients to think outside the box when it comes to funerals. You might consider setting tradition on the shelf, and ask yourself what YOU want your funeral to be like, and we will help you create it. Death Doula L.A. specializes in pre-death funerals, meaning you would attend your own funeral! Over the years we've noticed that the clients who take advantage of this service not only have a healthier grieving process, but they are completely at peace when their time comes. Our clients are encouraged to celebrate their time on earth and let go, knowing their life is complete.
Grief and Bereavement Support
Grief/Bereavement support will be available to families after the passing of a loved one. Please reach out if you need us. There is NO SHAME in grieving, no matter how weird it gets
Advanced Health Care Directives
Death Doula L.A. has a comprehensive understanding of Health Care Directives and can help you fill them out. This document is VERY IMPORTANT when outlining your health care decisions. It speaks for you when you are unable to speak for yourself.
patient advocacy & Navigation of Health Care System
Diagnosis, test results, blood work, trips to the doctor, treatment plans....it's MESSY!
With years of clinical experience we advocate for you and will help you sort through the system to get what you need from it.