Compassionate listening to support you through this deeply emotional event.
Help you determine what you want to do with the time you have left.
Attend doctor visits and hospice meetings as a patient/family advocate.
Coordinating caregiver support, and organizing the home front so you can concentrate on what is happening in the moment.
Provide spiritual support and discussions.
Legacy work to find meaning and purpose in your life and leave something for your loved ones.
Facilitate the creation of a death plan to provide comfort.
Lead guided meditations to reduce anxiety and foster peace.
Guiding you to create a sacred space for sitting vigil during active dying.
Provide instruction for after-death body care.
Assist in memorial/funeral planning.
Educate about body disposition choices.
Plan ahead for birthdays and death day anniversaries.
WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?
WHEN HOSPICE ISN’T ENOUGH Hospice provides medical and emotional support services, but there are limits on the time they can devote to each case. My services are designed to supplement hospice care and be tailored to your individual needs and wishes. I offer a calming, reassuring presence and provide personalized, compassionate care. Together, we can develop a plan of care that accommodates you. Contact me for more details and to schedule a free consultation.
My services are charged by the hour ($40-60 sliding scale). Generally, I provide services in the Greater Portland, Maine area.
Companioning- I provide this service in which I simply sit with the client, to listen or to engage in activities such as reading or reminiscing.
Support- I can help with organizing other providers such as housecleaning, pet walking and yard care. I can assist with planning when the client has died, such as contacting for prearranged services with a funeral home.
Respite care- There are many times that the primary caregiver needs time for themselves, for reflection or quiet time. Oftentimes the primary caregiver may want to go shopping, get together with friends or attend to business matters.
I have been an active Hospice volunteer with two different Hospice organizations since 2010
Certified bereavement group co-facilitator
Certified University of Vermont End of Life Doula
Per diem Chaplain for MaineHealth hospital system
Chaplaincy Institute of Maine – Ordained Interfaith Minister
BA Liberal Studies with concentrations in Behavioral Science and Gerontology University of Maine
Association of Clinical Pastoral Education Unit 1
Currently in training ACPE Clinical Pastoral Specialist
Maine Hospice Council, research on spirituality and the dying process
Member of the Ministry Team with Volunteers of America Northern New England Affiliate
Member – Spiritual Directors International Spiritual companionship and guidance
Member – Interfaith Ministers of New England, IMNE
Member – Death Doula Collective
Member – National End-of-Life Doula Alliance