My goal is to be as helpful as I can be to those in need during a very difficult time. I am willing to assist a client or their caregiving team with just about anything that needs to be done, including (and not limited to):
I work alongside hospice as part of a client's care team. Hospice can get the ball rolling by helping sort out basics like a hopsital bed and comfort medicines but they cannot provide the time and support many people need when things get difficult.
I have been a death doula for 25 years, long before I heard the term and leaned into it. My upringing in South Texas was full of the Day of the Dead culture, which I believe gave me a respect and interest in end of life issues. This pairs nicely with my deeply held feelings about personal liberty and having control until the end.
I realized I am drawn to this while others are repelled, so here I am, ready to serve.