We meet at your home or other location to discuss what services might be appropriate.
We can provide you or your loved one with ongoing consultation during the end of life process. We strive to be your advocate, liaison, and coach as you negotiate this dynamically challenging time.
Paperwork assistance for Advanced Directives:
We will provide a rich conversation with tools for you to write a Death Plan for yourself or your loved ones. A Death Plan fills in the information gaps not covered by a living will, last will and testament, Advanced Care Directive, or funeral plan. It is designed to tie those plans together in a cohesive way for families and loved ones to follow with ease.
We can provide 24-hour non-medical companion care for you or your loved one who have begun the dying process. This can be at home or in an assisted living situation. This includes individuals choosing VSED (Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking), Death with Dignity, or other end-of-life paths.
During this vulnerable and highly emotional time, it is very helpful to create as many support measures around you as possible. One way to do this is to clear the space where the dying person is going to be of any negative energy, so that a more open and calm environment can help hold the tenderness of the dying process.
We offer a Pre-Death Blessing of love and acceptance, open to a variety of faith traditions, ethical beliefs, and cultural needs. We believe the Sacred is available to all and support calling it by any of its many names.
Sometimes due to either medical interventions, medication use, dementia issues, emotional holding, or other circumstances, a person can get “stuck” in the body during the dying process. This is when the body is ready to let go, but something is holding back the transition. At this point it is often helpful for a Death Midwife to offer verbal or psychical guidance through gentle coaching and explanation to help the person’s spirit “out” of the body.
We offer a Post-Death Blessing of love and acceptance, open to a variety of faith traditions, ethical beliefs, and cultural needs. We believe the Sacred is available to all and support calling it by any of its many names.
At some point, usually within an hour of death, it is appropriate to begin washing the body. This is done with the utmost care, respect, and dignity for the person who has died. We encourage and coach the family or support network to prepare the body for the next part of the journey in a relaxed, healing, supported way.
We help coach the family on how to dress and prepare the body for the next part of the journey. Including preparing the casket, container, or display area with draping or other decorative ornamentation.
Some casketing options allow us to decorate the container. In the options below, it is our pleasure to help facilitate the process of adorning the container in a loving supportive environment.
When we gather together to adorn the container, it helps move us along our grief cycle in a healthier and faster way. It is yet another way for our brains and emotional bodies to integrate the passing of a loved one.
Home, funeral home, cremation, graveside, or other location
$200 - $2,000
We can set up, facilitate, participate, or run the vigil, or wake, which is when the body of the deceased is kept at home for up to three days. There are four main reasons for holding a vigil: honor the spirit of the deceased, create a deeper connection into and through the grieving cycle for family and friends, help bring death as a natural process back into the community culture, and support the absorption of the sacred elements back to source.
It can be healing and helpful to clear the space where the dying and or dead person has been, in order to clear the space of any negative energy, so that a more open and calm environment can help hold the tenderness of the dying process.