Caregivers need strong support to continue providing care in what is often a very difficult time emotionally. We can work on prioritizing things in your brain and increasing self-care to effective levels. We can work to prevent or cure caregiver burnout. I can hold space for you and listen to all that you are shouldering, This package includes anticipatory-grief support for the caregivers (preceding death) and may include extended support after death.
You decide how you want to best spend our time together. The following is a suggested distribution of hours:
3 weeks of caregiver care visits (weekly, 60-90 minutes each) plus another 4 weeks after death. These 7 visits can be distributed among several people and can be used and spaced as needed. As always, you have the option to add more visits.
5 hours of doula prep work (approximately)
Holding space for the caregiver(s) as they process through their feelings and responsibilities.
Evaluation of caregiver status & needs
Relaxation or guided meditation for caregiver, according to their unique needs
Education on relaxation techniques and habits to employ as needed
Self-care assessment and self-care improvement plan
Respite for at-home caregivers (during which time I can do some gentle life review, legacy work, etc with your loved one)
Evaluation of the environment to improve the quality of life for the dying person and caregivers
text or email access to doula during care time
Anticipatory grief work
4 Post death visits to process our shared experience and begin early grief work (60-90 minutes each)
Sharing in the healing activity of connecting through our shared experience of journeying through the care of your loved one.
Referrals to community bereavement service.
Together planning of an optional parting ritual which brings our journey to a beautiful close.
+1 check-in call after the post death visit