In Washington state, residents have choice in their end of life options. Even with that choice access to exercising one's choice can be limited by care facilities or support network. A goal of A Sacred Passing to increase access to death care.
What is A Place to Die?
In Washington state, residents have choice in their end of life options. However, even with that choice, access to exercising one's choice can be limited by care facilities or support network. A Place to Die is a program which has been created for increasing access to these options at no cost to the dying person. A Place to Die gives community members access to education, death doula care, and a physical place where any person can stay while exercising their end of life choice with medical aid in dying (MAID) or voluntary stopping of eating and drinking (VSED).
Why is A Place to Die Necessary?
Not everyone has a safe and supportive space to exercise their choice to use Medical Aid in Dying (MAID) and Voluntary Stopping of Eating and Drinking (VSED). Some hospitals, hospice facilities, care homes and living centers have rules that do not support a person exercising their legal right to choose. Some folx choose not to exercise these rights in their home, a home of a friend or family member, for a variety of reasons, none of which we question. We connect community.
How do I access A Place to Die?
Select the option below to "Request a Room" under the heading Seeking a Space. You will be able to say if you are seeking, offering or supporting. Complete the form with all of the information you can. If you need assistance completing the form, please call 206-494-0023. After you complete the form, a coordinator will reach out to you to ask for more details of your situation, explain options, answer questions, and hopefully match you with a community care home offering a space to die.
Are you in need of a space to die while
you exercise your end of life choice
with MAID or VSED.
Community deathcare in action.
Do you have a room in your home that you would like to offer to a person to live out their dying through VSED and or MAID?
We do this together.
Would you like to offer community care support to the dying person and the community care home?
We are looking for helpers.
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