Enhanced Doula Package
The Enhanced Doula Package includes all of the services that are in The Standard Doula Package. However, in the Enhanced Doula Package, significantly more time is dedicated to each ot the care stages of life processing, vigil care and early grief work. The doula provides constant support throughout the journey, either in-person or through text etc. The Enhanced Doula Package also includes the additional optional service of a beautiful and peaceful post-death ritual which we design together which can help loved ones step towards a peaceful conclusion to our journey together.
8 weeks of pre-vigil support (visits once a week). In practice, these eight visits can be spread over any length of time after which we can take a break until I am needed again. Early life processing etc is highly beneficial.
Approximately 8 hours of doula research and preparation for our visits
Visit time includes services of choice: Life Review, Guided Meditation, Carpe Diem Days, Ceremony/Ritual, creation of a Legacy/Remembrance Project, development of a Vigil Plan
Emotional, Psychological, & Informational Support to dying person and care team
Respite for at-home caregivers - while I work with the Client, caregivers can choose to use that time to eat, shower, visit with a friend, take a walk, etc
Phone, text or email access to the doula throughout care time. I provide constant support on the journey.
22 hours of vigil presence & guidance (24 hour availability) - active dying, i.e. the entire vigil time when death is imminent, normally lasts 3-5 days (72+ hours). It is very beneficial to have a doula managing the space, simple care needs and the vigil plan so that family can focus on their loved one. The doula also provides education on the dying process and reassurance.
Attending to basic vigil care needs such as mouth care and applying compresses or gentle touch
Extended presence at the time of death & right afterwards(if vigil hours are budgeted this way)
4 post death visits with loved ones (totaling 6 hours)
Post death visits include planning of an optional parting ritual which brings our journey together to a beautiful conclusion.
Processing the experience of caring for your loved one and beginning early grief work.
Referrals to community bereavement services
1 check-in call after the post death visits