End-of-Life Doula services
Jenny Wren Wellness’ End-of-Life Doulas offer support, comfort and companionship to the ‘traveller’ (dying). Doulas may hold space for the ‘traveller’ by sitting quietly with them, talk with them, play music to them, read to them, or offer acts of companionship.
An End-of-Life Doula is someone who undergoes special training to assist the dying and their family members. Caring for someone who is dying can be traumatic and confusing for family members. A End-of-Life Doula can support the ‘traveller’ and family members through the process of death, and acting as an advocate for them with representatives of the hospital, funeral homes, and other personnel.
An End-of-Life Doula may stay to assist through the funeral, if requested to do so, and the option of follow-up visits is availabe to family members in the weeks and months after the death to talk about the experience.
Please contact Jenny Wren directly for more information. We look forward to answering your more detailed questions. Check-out our FAQ section below.
Planning for one’s end of life is an important part of the life journey. An End-of-Life Doula can support you in this planning process.
End-of-Life Doula has the practice of guiding the dying to create tangible artifacts to leave behind for their loved ones.
The End-of-Life Journey Party
Who wants to celebrate their life’s journey? You can!
The Journey-Party has been designed for you to celebrate your life or someone you love before the end of life. Our world has changed as we know it… so why not have two parties one to celebrate your life that you attend, the other is a gathering after your death. This is known as the bookend option. The Journey-Party can be as extravagant as you wish or a beautiful community at home event. It’s your life’s celebration, so you get to choose the style of party.
Price on application, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Frequently asked questions about
Jenny Wren’s End-of-Life services
What is a doula?
The word “doula” is a Greek word meaning a non-medical person who gives physical, emotional, and spiritual support to any elderly person or someone with a life-threatening illness.
How is a doula different from hospice?
Hospice manages the medical care. Doula is a non-medical person.
What is an Advanced Care Plan?
An Advanced Care Plan is a document that has the kind of health and medical care you would consent to, or refuse, in a crisis.
Advance care planning increases the likelihood that your health care wishes will be fulfilled. Family members also benefit, feeling less anxious about the decisions they made on behalf of their loved one, leading to a greater peace of mind.
Your advance care plan is used when you are no longer able to make your own health care decisions. At that point, your substitute decision maker will review your wishes, values, and beliefs before making health care decisions on your behalf.
How will I know when to call you?
The sooner, you plan the end of life journey the better. We can help in many meaningful ways from a diagnosis stage right on to after death.
Will I still require hospice care?
Yes. Hospice offers many wonderful services. It is important to ask for help during this end of life journey. We will work right alongside your hospice provider.
Will you provide nursing or medical services?
No. We will not be able to provide these services. We will however, be able to educate you on what services are available.
So then, what does a Doula do?
Our doulas are specially trained non-medical health care professionals. They are specifically trained in end of life care. The doulas offer suggestions for comfort to the patient and family. They provide support to the family and patient during all phases of care. They are professionals who support the family and patient through the often times stressful journey.
Can I leave my loved one in your care?
Yes. We will discuss your families level of support requirements in a service agreement.
What are some examples of services?
Assist client with the preparation of key documents including advance directives, wills, and end of life planning; create remembrances for family and friends; work with patient on writing obituaries, eulogies, and making funeral arrangements; educate both patient and family on end of life options.
Decluttering and/or cleaning a home to be ready for sale so that a person can move to a retirement or nursing facility, or after a death, can be incredibly stressful for someone close to the situation.
Want to attend your funeral?
You can. The Journey-Party allows clients to celebrate their life with important people by way of a completely tailored celebration of life event held before the end of life .